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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: St. Cloud Printing Plant Closure
Completed August 2014
Local EDA/Organization: City of St. Cloud
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Owusua Yamoah is a Community Economics Intern at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Brigid Tuck is an Economic Impact Analyst at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. King Banaian is the Interim Dean of the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs. Richard MacDonald is an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Cloud State University. Adeel Ahmed is an Extension Educator in the Extension Center for Community Vitality.
Project Description: On May 30 2014, Quad/Graphics announced the completion of its acquisition of Brown Printing Company. As part of integration plans following the acquisition, the company later announced the closure of the Quad/Graphics printing plant in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The plant currently has 280 employees who will be affected once the closure is completed as planned in late August of this year. St. Cloud area decision-makers will need timely information regarding the potential economic impact of the closure. In response, University of Minnesota Extension and the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Research Institute have prepared this economic emergency report.
EDA Center Involvement:
Download Report (471KB 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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