Helping community leaders examine economic change
Our team works with community groups, leaders of economic development organizations, business groups, and government officials to develop credible and defensible analyses of local economies, and of changes affecting local economies. Our program offerings help communities think about the future, respond to emergencies, and investigate particular economic questions.
Leaders from Mille Lacs County Economic Development Task Force participated in an economic futures workshop to learn more about the county's current economic situation and to explore opportunities for economic development. Read the report (PDF)
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Research fellow Ben Winchester describes changes throughout the economic history of rural Minnesota - and new trends, too. (3:09)
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