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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.


The Economic Contribution of the Duluth-Superior Aerospace Industry: A Report of the Economic Impact Analysis Program
Completed April 2014
Local EDA/Organization: Northern Aero Alliance, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and APEX
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Brigid Tuck, Economic Impact Analyst Jan Saxhaug, Labor Market Information Analyst John Bennett, Extension Educator Neil Linscheid, Extension Educator and Program Manager for Economic Impact Analysis
Project Description: In February 2012, University of Minnesota Extension staff met with the Northern Aero Alliance to discuss research opportunities based on their application to the EDA Center. The Northern Aero Alliance is a coalition of businesses, government entities, and organizations whose mission is to support and promote the aviation industry in the Duluth-Superior region. The Northern Aero Alliance asked University of Minnesota Extension to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the current status of the aerospace industry in the region, its economic impact, and its potential for the future. This report summarizes the research. The research is supported by the EDA Center at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Partners in the research include the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and APEX.
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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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