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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 Futures Workshop Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
Completed September 2015
Local EDA/Organization: Yellow Medicine County
EDA Center Faculty/Staff: Brigid Tuck, Economic Impact Analyst 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 Gabriel Appiah, Community Economics Intern at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality Liz Templin, Extension Educator at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality
Project Description: To learn more about Yellow Medicine County’s current economic situation and to explore opportunities for economic development, community leaders from Yellow Medicine County particpated in the University of Minnesota’s Economic Futures Workshop on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Clarkfield, Minnesota. The Economic Futures Workshop is designed to help community leaders look objectively at the state of their local economy. The workshop examines the interactions within an economy – among businesses and between businesses and consumers. Using information about how these linkages function, leaders can begin to understand the full implications of change on the local economy. The Futures Workshop can also help communities understand how efforts by different organizations can affect the economy. The three-hour Futures Workshop provided a profile of the Yellow Medicine County economy, an analysis of how ten selected industries interact, and a facilitated exploration and discussion of the industries.
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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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