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Contacts for community development

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.


Leadership and civic engagement contacts

Our leadership and civic engagement team helps communities build local leadership, strengthen relationships, and make more informed public decisions. 


Tourism contacts

Our Tourism Center helps communities assess their tourism assets and diversify their local economy.


Other contacts

These Community Vitality contacts oversee leadership and handle administration.

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