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Rural Minnesota Region Pulls Itself Up By Food and Farming Bootstraps
Wallace Center Winrock International go to Central Minnesota, where a five-county economic development strategy uses local food sales to tourists and cities to build rural health and wealth. READ MORE
Thanks to an Innovation Grant from NJPA, Region 5 has been given the opportunity to create a "brand" for ourselves. This initiative will help the region highlight its assets, help individual communities maximize their impact beyond the region, and build a culture of community collaboration.
This 10-minute survey will add your voice to how this placebranding project will be shaped. (PLACEBRANDING, an umbrella term encompassing region and city branding, is the process of image communication to a target market, and is a proven strategy for maximizing the natural, economic, and social assets of rural regions.)
Survey responses will be collected until September 30, 2016.
NJPA and Region 5 Development Commission Announce Partnership for Comprehensive Planning Services
National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and Region 5 Development Commission (R5DC) are proving their commitment to central Minnesota residents with a new planning partnership. Both organizations serve other government agencies in Region 5, which is made up of the following counties: Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena. The new partnership will focus on comprehensive planning for cities, counties, and townships. [Read more...]
UPCOMING TRAINING OFFERING:
Your Role as a Planning Commission Member, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 – Morrison County Government Center, 213 S.E. 1st Ave, Little Falls, 56345, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. As a planning commission member, you contribute hours of unpaid time to your community. Have you discovered that serving in this capacity is a bit more challenging than anticipated? This workshop will focus on what you need to know to be successful in this important position. You’ll learn practical tips that can make the difference between results and regrets. Register by clicking here. NJPA will cover 100 percent of the costs for anyone in Region 5 to attend.
Questions about what entails being an investor in the Solar Schools Project? Read our Solar school Investor FAQ
Request for Proposal - Region Five Solar School Project
Tax Credit investors wanted for Region Five Solar Schools Project. See RFP and contact our team with any questions.
Unearth the treasures of Minnesota...
By exploring the biodiversity of our forests, streams, and wildlife, or by finding your own treasures through geocaching, photographry explorations, or climbing the highest peaks...in the counties of:
Hubbard, Becker, Otter Tail, Douglas, Todd, Morrison, Crow Wing, Cass and Wadena.
Announcing DEVELOPMN 2016- a Comprehensive Development Strategy for Greater Minnesota
This plan is a result of a collaborative effort of the members that make up the Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO). It was developed in order to align strategic economic development efforts throughout Greater Minnesota and leverage resources at all levels for a greater overall development impact.
This study shows NCEDA/R5DC as a "robustly connected" organization across the state in policy and practice.