ECE/ECRDC Economic Development Event

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, […]

ECRDC welcomes new intern!

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 […]

NOW AVAILABLE! Regional Profile 2018

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 […]

Locations available in East Central Minnesota

Click Here to learn more about some of the great locations in East Central MN that are available. Our area has a variety of turn-key buildings to start, grow or expand your business into – at an affordable price! The […]

Mille Lacs Scenic Byway

Sharing a great Story published in the Milacs Messenger The byway that should have always been Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:00 am by Evan Orbeck eorbeck New local route approved on July 16 As of July 16, The Minnesota […]

NOW AVAILABLE – 2017 County Profiles

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.

Bucking the Trend: 3 Minn. Small Towns that Continue to Grow

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 […]