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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.


Lake of the Woods Region Collaborative Destination Strategic Marketing Plan
Completed August 2014
Local EDA/Organization: EDA Center/Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Rachel Lundbohm Instructor in Marketing and Director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Minnesota Crookston
Project Description: In the spring of 2014 the city of Warroad, MN participated in a sustainable tourism development assessment project completed by University of Minnesota Extension. A similar assessment was completed for the Kelliher, Waskish, and Grygla, Minnesota areas in 2011. One of the recommendations in this assessment was to promote regional collaboration of tourism assets in the region. Based on this recommendation, various partners in the Kelliher, Waskish, Baudette, and Warroad regions came together to further explore this possibility. The active partners in this project include representatives from Explore Minnesota Tourism, University of Minnesota Extension, Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, Lake of the Woods Tourism, Warroad Convention and Visitors Bureau, Seven Clans Casino, and Big Bog State Recreation Center. This report will explore research on tourism partnerships and examine collaborative partnerships among other destination marketing organizations. Based off the research and case studies examined, recommendations will be made for the Lake of the Woods regional group.
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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