The Minnesota Innovation Initiative (MI2) is a “private led/private driven” organization whose purpose is to serve business and industry needs, while reaching into and leveraging existing resources for support. MI2 operates as a subdivision of Greater Bemidji. As the MI2's management and operating contractor, The Idea Circle's role spans across four areas: strategy, leadership, stewardship, and engagement.
Strategy: Setting and realizing a compelling vision for impact
Leadership: Inspiring the talent of the MI2 lab and collaborating to achieve its goals
Stewardship: Assuming responsibility for the MI2's mission and performance
Engagement: Engaging positively in the communities in which MI2 works
The goal of MI2 is to strengthen the workforce pipeline to recruit, train, and retain skilled workers
with an emphasis on manufacturing. Click here to see some of our course offerings.
High School Trainee Celebrations
Bemidji High School, Bagley High School, Voyageur's Expeditionary School, and Trek North Senior High School