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Economic Impact Study of Minnesota's Grape and Wine Industry


To produce an economic impact study of Minnesota's grape and wine industry


The Northwest, Southeast and West Central Regional Partnerships co-sponsored the study by the UM Department of Applied Economics for the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA). Department of Applied Economics researchers were Dr. William Gartner and Brigid Tuck, Research Fellow. Dan Erkkila with the UM North Central Research & Outreach Center provided input into developing the economic impact model. MGGA provided contact information of grape and wine growers to be surveyed. The research was guided by a Technical Advisory Panel consisting of MGGA members and UM specialists in grape production, wine-making and tourism.




Northwest RSDP: $4,000
Southeast RSDP: $8,000
West Central RSDP: $8,000

Leveraged resources

MGGA: $12,000

Last updated 12-31-2009
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