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.
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.
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.