30 Day Public Comment Period- October 17-November 16
2016-2021 Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy
The thirty-day comment period for Region Five Development Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) opens on Monday, October 17th and closes on Wednesday, November 16th. The draft document can be found here:
Comments and questions regarding this plan can be directed to Dawn Espe at email@example.com or 218-894-3233.
UPDATED information regarding the Solar Schools project.
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.
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.
NJPA and R5DC Announce Partnership for Comprehensive Planning Services
National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and Region Five 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.
This study shows NCEDA/R5DC as a "robustly connected" organization across the state in policy and practice.