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    Local retail sector data and community discussions help businesses know and grow their retail customer base. Find information about market area profiles, retail trade analysis, downtown market analysis and e-Marketing.

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Leadership makes a difference

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Community features

Articles from the Center for Community Vitality's Vital Connections newsletter.

Turning over the keys to rural businesses

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Rural communities face change as baby boomers turn businesses over to the next generation.

Creating community across generations

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Five generations of Minnesotans are now living and working together in communities.

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