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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 Composition of Northwest Minnesota: Industries and Performance
Completed September 2014
Local EDA/Organization: U of M Extension/Northwest Minnesota Region
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Brigid Tuck, Economic Impact Analyst at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Owusua Yamoah, Community Economics Intern at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Rani Bhattacharyya, Extension Educator in Northwest Minnesota with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality.
Project Description: To analyze the economic composition of Northwest Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension conducted an analysis of industry outputs, employment and wages, and interdependencies. Following is a report of key findings. This report is presented in partnership with the EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Three industries primarily drive Northwestern Minnesota’s economy -- agriculture, manufacturing, and wholesale trade. These three industries account for 65 percent of total output in the region and 56 percent of all employment. A more in-depth analysis reveals regional strengths and concerns.
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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