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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.

 

Publications
Economic Emergency Program: International Falls Plant Shutdown
Completed June 2013
Local EDA/Organization: U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Jim Skurla-Director of The Labovitz School\'s Bureau of Business and Economic Research at UMD Brigid Tuck-Economic Impact Analyst at the U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality John Bennet-Extension Educator at the U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality Neil Lionscheid-Extension Educator at the U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality
Project Description: When Boise Inc. announced plans to close its International Falls paper mill on May 2nd, 2013 265 jobs were eliminated and an additional 35 jobs within the corporate structure were also affected. As a result of this shutdown, Jim Skurla, Director of The Labovitz School’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Brigid Tuck, John Bennet, and Neil Linscheid from the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality conducted an economic impact analysis to determine the effect of the plant closure in Koochiching County.
EDA Center Involvement:
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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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