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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: Coin-Tainer Company Fire
Completed February 2014
Local EDA/Organization: City of Milaca and Mille Lacs County
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Owusua Yamoah, Community Economics Intern at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Brigid Tuck, Economic Impact Analyst at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Elizabeth Templin, Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Neil Linscheid, Extension Educator and Program Manager for Economic Impact Analysis at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality.
Project Description: The Coin-Tainer Company is a privately-owned company that manufactures coin and currency handling products in Milaca, a city in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. Its products include tube and flat coin wrappers and ticket rolls and are used in more than 90% of retail stores nationwide (Coin-Tainer.com). On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the company’s facility was damaged by fire. As the company considers its losses, city and county leaders will contemplate possibilities for the future of the business and the impacts on the community. One of the ways the community will be impacted is economically. Decision-makers in the City of Milaca and Mille Lacs County need information regarding the potential economic impact should Coin-Tainer Company close down, operate at a different size or scale, or rebuild to its full capacity. In response, University of Minnesota Extension has prepared this economic emergency report. This report is presented in partnership with the EDA Center at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
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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