Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count 2020  What is the Christmas Bird Count? The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of […]

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

Deadline to Apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is Monday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. […]

Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers Virtual Forum Series

About the Series This virtual forum series is convened and sponsored by the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access in partnership with the Minnesota Volunteer Driver Coalition and will bring together volunteer driver program administrators, volunteer drivers, riders, funders, transportation policy […]

ECRDC Receives Funds to Create New Business Loan Fund

The East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) was recently awarded a grant from the US Department of Commerce / Economic Development Administration (EDA) to provide $500,000 in local loans with interest rates as low as 0%, to businesses impacted by […]

Public Interest Representative sought from Kanabec County

The East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) has a vacancy on the Commission Board for a Public Interest Representative from Kanabec County.  According to State Law, and the ECRDC Bylaws, a person representing the general public interest of the county […]

Michelle Thomas is New ECRDC Economic Resiliency Coordinator

Michelle Thomas was recently hired by the East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) as their Economic Resiliency Coordinator. She will be working with businesses in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine Counties that have been impacted by the fight […]

Inventors & Entrepreneur Club

Partners in East Central MN, We invite you to our monthly Inventors & Entrepreneur Club meeting coming up on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:00 PM in an online / telephone format only. The keynote speaker at this meeting will be […]

Ready to take a drive?

Ready to take a drive? Take the scenic route. Explore 68-miles of natural beauty on the Mille Lacs Scenic Byway. You’ll experience our rich Ojibwe history and Native American culture, endless recreational opportunities, family-friendly events, charming towns and cities, abundant wildlife, and plenty of […]