About Us

The CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing more than 90 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition also educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.


CGMC cities are dedicated to a strong Greater Minnesota. Our mission is to develop viable, progressive communities for businesses and families through strong economic growth and good local government. We support fair property taxes, good land use planning, sensible environmental regulation, a balanced transportation system, and effective economic development tools to meet that goal.


For more than 30 years, the CGMC has united Greater Minnesota cities with similar concerns. It brings city officials and legislators together to discuss the issues confronting greater Minnesota. Through effective lobbying, thorough research, timely communications, and active involvement in the legislative process, the CGMC gives cities an effective voice at the Capitol.