Source: University of Minnesota Extension
Contact: Michael Darger
The program establishes an economic development plan for the community through a broad-based community coalition to sustain long term business retention and expansion efforts.
Retaining and expanding existing businesses is a surer economic development bet than recruiting new ones from other towns. Extension helps communities understand local business needs and respond – so that businesses stay, grow, and become more committed to the community. Our BR&E Strategies program gets the broader community involved in comprehensive business retention and expansion planning.
We also offer here case studies, community stories, reports and sample surveys that will help you think about business retention and expansion for your community.