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Changes in your community have an effect on your economy. When something new occurs (or might occur), local leaders want to make informed and proactive decisions. Our impact analysis helps to inform those future plans and understand the present conditions.

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Liz Templin
Extension Regional Office, Andover
Bunker Hills Activities Center
550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW, Suite L-1
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: 507-337-2814

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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.

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Economic Futures Workshop

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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Economic Composition of Greater Minnesota

Greater Minnesota has diverse regional economies. Download regional reports. See your region's strengths. View short webinars. Read more.


Impact of Poultry and Egg Production Losses and Poultry Processing Losses Due to the Avian Influenza

This Emergency EIA quantifies the ripple effects of the loss of $1 million in poultry and egg production. Read the report (PDF). Read the update (7/10/2015).

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