Extension's Department for Community Development helps communities in Minnesota make important choices. Our educators will work with your community to address questions or concerns on economics, leadership and civic engagement, and tourism. Use our custom research and education programs to better engage and inform your community.
Contact us. We're eager to get to know your community!
Community economics contacts
Our community economics team helps communities retain and expand local businesses, know and grow their retail sector, make informed public finance decisions and develop tourism opportunities.
Regional office: Cloquet
Cell phone: 218-343-6742
Regional office: Crookston
Cell phone: 218-275-3444
Regional office: Minneapolis
Phone: 612-626-8762, ext. 46814
Cell phone: 612-310-7952
Leadership and civic engagement contacts
Our leadership and civic engagement team helps communities build local leadership, strengthen relationships, and make more informed public decisions.
Regional office: Moorhead
Cell phone: 701-730-8717
Regional office: Marshall
Cell phone: 573-470-4445
Regional office: Farmington
Cell phone: 651-366-7464
Our Tourism Center helps communities assess their tourism assets and diversify their local economy.
These Community Vitality contacts oversee leadership and handle administration.