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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $23 Million in CARES Act Funding to Capitalize Revolving Loan Funds to Help Small Businesses Across Minnesota Respond to Coronavirus

Greater Minnesota Transportation Alternatives Solicitation

Letter of Intent applications for the Transportation Alternatives Solicitation are being accepted. Visit our Transportation Page for more information.

The CEDS is a regional economic development strategy document that covers the seven counties of northwest Minnesota (Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, and Norman). The regional strategy is based on the economic development cornerstones of Economic Resiliency, Human Capital, Economic Competitiveness, Community Resources, and Foundational Assets.  The draft CEDS is open for a 30 day public comment period.  To be considered, comments must be received by no later than April 4th, 2022.  Comments can be submitted via email to or by mail to 109 South Minnesota St., Warren, MN 56762.

It is the Northwest Regional Development Commission's goal to supplement efforts by local units of government to maintain our economic strength and improve the quality of life in Northwest Minnesota. Serving the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau.

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We continue to play an important role in the development and prosperity of Northwest Minnesota through our varied programs and mission to the region. Our Annual Report highlights our achievements and accomplishments over the past year.

We are guided by the input and direction of the Minnesota Economic Development Planning Committee and Advisory Group. Our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) identifies our priorities and services for the coming years.

Minnesota has significant economic opportunities across the state.
The DevelopMN plan helps identify needed alignment and documents
a broadly supported strategy for creating shared prosperity.

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