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Morrison County Record

Region Five recognizes Morrison County residents Read more


UPDATED information regarding the Solar Schools project

Project Synopsis

Investor RFP

Attachment A

Investor Memo

RREAL pre assessment



Morrison County Record

The Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) is looking to inform local people about what they can do to get funds from the ArtPlace National Creative Placemaking Fund. Read more

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...]


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.

Regional Branding Press Release


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



Read the report of the economic contribution of Sprout Food Hub




Crowdfunding Educational Opportunities

Crowdfunding Webinar Flyer

Crowdfunding Workshop Flyer