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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.


Economic Composition of the Headwaters Region of Minnesota: Industries and Performance
Completed November 2014
Local EDA/Organization: U of M Extension/Headwaters Region
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Brigid Tuck, Senior Economic Impact Analyst Assistance from: Rani Bhattacharyya, Extension Educator in Northwest Minnesota Merritt Bussiere, Extension Educator in North Central Minnesota
Project Description: To analyze the economic composition of the Headwaters region of 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. The Headwaters regional economy is fairly diverse. Top generators of output in the region clearly are professional and business services and manufacturing. Government, construction, health and social services, and trade, however, all contribute a significant share. Top industries in terms of employment include government, trade, and health and social services. It is important to note in this analysis that the government industry includes federal, state, local, and tribal government.
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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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