Economic development

Helping communities navigate their economic future

Extension helps Minnesota communities develop an economic strategy. Through applied research, education, and consultation, communities can choose a path supported by community members.

Community economics

Our educators consult with Minnesota regions and communities. These consultations help them tailor their approach to addressing local concerns on topics such as:

Our economic projects

Extension research helps communities and community leaders find answers to critical questions. Learn more about Extension research.

The below projects are based on our applied research.

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Videos

Lakeland Currents 1009 – current state of rural development

Second homeowners bring benefits to communities

How rural towns can find their retail niche

Consult with us

Community economics • Leadership and civic engagement • Tourism

Extension educators work in communities with partners throughout Minnesota. Contact us for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.

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