Wealth Works Economic Development Program
“WealthWorks is an important part of any economic development toolbox. I am pleased to announce that SPROUT and R5DC were one of only five teams nationally to receive a scholarship to participate in the WealthWorks training program. This training is focused on practical application of new skills and perspectives on economic vitality, which will lead to increased opportunities for people in rural areas,” said NADO President Peter Gregory, Executive Director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission in Woodstock, VT.
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is a 30-hour course for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who want to build technology- or science-based businesses. You're an expert on your technology, but you may have little or no experience forming and running a business for more information on FastTrac Programs Click Here
CORE4 Business Planning
Core4 is designed to help business owners and potential business owners develop ideas, understand the business planning process and employ standard operating procedures. For more information Click Here
Brainerd Airport Solar Air Heat Project
In 2012 the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport added a large solar air heat installation to their facility. To view the 2012 -2013 Data Airport Click Here. For more information on the project, you can watch the following You Tube video.
Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)
The Transportation Alternatives Program is a new competitive grant opportunity for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. Minnesota will be soliciting approximately $13 million across the state.
Interested in applying for a grant? Greater Minnesota applicants must submit a letter of intent describing the key components of their project by Nov. 15, 2013. A regional representative will contact applicants to help review the project proposal and the steps necessary for delivering a federally funded project prior to local communities and regional agencies submitting a full grant application.
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Resilient Region Web-Site
The Resilient Region website is an excellent source of information pertaining to economic vitality, environmental stewardship and quality of life factors gathered for Private (individuals & businesses) Public (local municipalities & communities) and Non-Profit agencies (social advocates & philanthropic agencies) who choose to explore the sustainability efforts that have been vested in the Central Minnesota five county region.