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Research Publications

Listed below are various publications from the EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Publications listed come from projects EDA Center faculty and staff have completed, works published in magazines/journals and technical assistance requests. Technical assistance requests are typically planning, research or technical projects that have a direct or indirect impact on job creation, business development or capital investment. All requests are reviewed by EDA Center staff, as well as the EDA Center Advisory Board; and those requests selected comprise our annual work plan. For more information regarding the EDA Center's RFA process click here.


Pine City/Pine Tech Incubator Project
Completed May 2012
Local EDA/Organization: Pine Technical College and the City of Pine City, MN
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Christo Robberts, University of Minnesota, Crookston
Project Description: Pine Technical College and the City of Pine City, Minnesota recently received a $1.4 million grant from the Economic Development Administration to construct and develop a new business incubator at Pine Technical College. The project will meet a unique and forward-thinking community need focused on small and innovative manufacturing. The space will contain 8,000 sq. ft. with many amenities 1 or 2 light manufacturers with innovative support services from both the college and the community.
EDA Center Involvement: •The development of an operations plan for the new incubator
•Commercial lease templates for tenants
•A plan for business support services
•An organizational structure for both operations and governance of the incubator
Download Report (1163KB PDF)

This document was prepared by the University of Minnesota, Crookston under award number 06-66-05709 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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