International Commerce & Mobility Forums

Square Minnesota Transportation

We envision a future where our state's transportation systems and supply chains are the most resilient, sustainable, and adaptive in the nation.

Our Aspiration

ICM Forums are a “platform” for our strategic thought leaders from the private, public, academic, non-profit and consulting communities to come together and work on improving the transportation and supply chain options for our Midwest region and in Minnesota.  Our goal is to ensure ICM Forums are inclusive.  All who are interested and those who can contribute are most welcomed to participate!

Sponsors: Global Wellness Connection, Government Analytica, SRF Consulting Group

International Commerce & Mobility Forum #6

Date:  Thursday Jun 6, 2024 ⋅ 2-3 PM Networking - 3–5PM Forum

Location: Graciously hosted by SRF Consulting Group at their headquarters



Thanks for feedback to over a hundred of you that are invitees to these forums we have another jam-packed agenda

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White Paper Forthcoming

Stay Tuned!

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Additional Document

1st Steering Committee formed (see below)

ICM Forums Archive


ICM Forum #1 (23 February 2023)


ICM Forum #2 (4 April 2023)


ICM Forum #5 (3 April 2024)


ICM Forum #6 (6 June 2024)

Stay tuned.  The next forum's content, when ready, is archived here.

ICM Steering Committee (proposed)

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Become a Steering Comm Member

Steering Comm Members help shape ICM Forums.  Send us an email so we can put you on the roster.  Click the email link at the bottom of this page.

  • Bill Goins (Chair)
  • John Pournoor (Government Analytica, Co-Chair)
  • Tammy Heid (GE HealthCare)
  • Frank Douma (University of Minnesota)
  • Tessa Enns (Quandel Consultants)
  • Mark Brendt (Quetica)
  • Mike Loney (invited) (Abbott)
  • Andy Milke/Justin Scott (SRF)

We are always excited to welcome new members!

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Draft Charter

The ICM Steering Comm helps shape ICM programing and content.  We are pleased to provide a draft charter for your consideration and input.


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Meeting Schedule

Steering committee will determine the frequency.  We anticipate at least a quarterly planning meeting.

Link to Interesting Information Related to ICM Forums' Themes

We are launching this new section to ensure sharing of important research ICM Forum participants come across or author.  Please do send us your informative references so we can list them here.
Supply Chains
  • Presidential Executive Order on Supply Chains LINK
Sustainability & Environment
  • Weekday vs Weekend Heavy Truck Emissions:  A study by Linsey C. Marr and Robert A. Harley found that motor vehicle emissions of NO and VOC are over 60% lower on weekends than on weekdays in neighboring communities. LINK
Equity & Inclusion
  •  Executive Order 12898 (1994) -  Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations  LINK
  • Justice 40 is shorthand for a federal government program with the goal of having 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, and other investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized by underinvestment and overburdened by pollution.  LINK
  • Executive Order 14008 focuses on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (2020)
  • Executive Order 14096 focuses onRevitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All (2023)
  • Improving Environmental Justice and Mobility in Southeast Los Angeles LINK 

A forum to discuss Minnesota's transportation and mobility needs.

With critical stakeholders from government, industry and academia.