Results of the business survey conducted the week of December 3-7 in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis have been tabulated. 206 businesses from across Minnesota completed the survey. While the survey isn’t scientifically valid, it gives good […]
The ECRDC would like to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
Members of the Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byways committee were joined by state legislators, representatives from MnDOT, Explore Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, East Central Regional Development Commission and Arrowhead Regional Development Commission at the ribbon cutting ceremony/dedication of the […]
East Central Energy, in partnership with the East Central Regional Development Commission, hosted an economic development conference on Wednesday, October 31st at the East Central Energy offices in Braham. Speakers at the event discussed topics relating to business assistance programs, […]
The ECRDC welcomes Ashley Carlson, a graduate student at St. Cloud University, who is conducting an internship with our organization starting October 15th. Ashley is pursuing a Master’s degree in geography, travel, and tourism. She will be assisting the planning […]
Region 7E Profile is now available. Luke Greiner, Regional Analyst with the MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED), has published a Regional Profile that encompasses all five counties our region (Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine), attached […]
Results of an electronic survey of the region’s businesses conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank in September, 2018. Click to download data. HR Professionals Survey Results
NOW AVAILABLE – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has release the 2017 County Profiles. This data includes population, labor force, and employment statistics.
By Nathan Johnson Many small towns have lost residents over the last decade. Three small cities in Minnesota have seen their populations grow, even during the Great Recession. What’s going on here? America’s metropolitan areas continue to grow while small towns […]
Wayne Bekius has recently stepped down from the East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Board of Directors after nearly a decade of service. The ECRDC RLF provides gap financing to small businesses in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, […]