About Us

We Bring Economics to Life

We provide workshops, training, and resources to support teachers in delivering relevant and meaningful lessons in economics and personal finance in the classroom.
We offer opportunities for students to learn, grow, and challenge themselves with fun and engaging programs that apply their learning to the real world.
We connect local nonprofits in communities across Minnesota with the resources and knowledge needed to equip all Minnesotans to be financially knowledgeable.
We prepare all Minnesotans to be competitive in our global economy, offering the skills and resources needed to for our state to grow and succeed.

The world is built on a foundation of economics and personal finance, but it's not always easy to understand. It's the difference between knowing something and living it.

We believe that the world is changed for the better when everyone has access to high-quality education in topics that make a difference in their life. For us, it starts with economics.

We help you connect the dots, understanding how economic and financial forces impact your daily life and how to navigate those forces for a more prosperous future.

At a Glance

Founded in June of 1961, the Minnesota Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to ensuring all Minnesotans are prepared and ready to participate in the global economy.

As an organization, we've been working to teach teachers, engage students, and reach communities across the state through comprehensive and relevant programs that speak to the problems facing every-day Minnesotans. These programs are delivered by our state-wide network of PhD faculty, expert K-12 educators, and dedicated staff at university-based centers for economic education in Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, St. Cloud, and the Twin Cities.

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education is the state affiliate of the National Council for Economic Education.

Our Mission

We equip Minnesotans with the economic and personal finance knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and thrive in our complex world.

Our Vision

Economic and financial literacy education has transformed the lives of Minnesotans, empowering them to find pathways to life and workplace success, and to provide for family and community stability.

Our Values

  • Relationships: We support each other and build connections that enable our success.

  • Passion: We care deeply about what we do and work to share this with others.

  • Openness: We seek out new and diverse perspectives to open our eyes and inform our work.

  • Impact: We strive for quality in everything we do, drawing on evidence to improve and make a lasting difference.

  • Nimbleness: We innovate and adapt to overcome emerging challenges in education.

  • Growth: We never stop looking for new opportunities to learn, as people, as team members, and as educators.

Our Impact In 2022

We are incredibly proud of the work we accomplish each year. From launching new programs to providing updates to curriculum and training materials, we've been keeping busy serving all Minnesotans.

The program numbers below demonstrate our commitment to reaching communities across the state to ensure that everyone can access a high-quality education.