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BR&E Stories & Case Studies

BR&E Stories | Case Studies

BR&E Stories

These videos show BR&E successes, and feature people making business retention and expansion happen in their communities. We want to collect more stories for this site. If you have a video or compelling story about successful BR&E techniques or results, please send them to us so we can consider promoting it here.

BR&E Results: New Housing for a Small Town (Menahga)

This small-town of 1,300 people won an award from BR&E International for the excellent outcomes they achieved. Here is a video story of a housing development that was spurred by their BR&E findings.

Case Studies

Through business surveys, analysis of findings, and sustained community action, cities and counties are making business retention and expansion efforts work. University of Minnesota Extension examined communities with successful BR&E efforts in 2006. These case studies tell their stories.

Location Project Pop. Type Report
Alexandria, MN Leadership Succession Planning 11,323 Manufacturing PDF
Faribault, MN Community Image 30,000 Mixed Business PDF
Grants Pass, OR Industrial Park 81,686 Mixed Business PDF
Nottawasaga, Ontario Business Excellence Resource Centre 103,925 Mixed Business PDF
Owatonna, MN City Beautification 24,725 Mixed Business PDF
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