Economic Development Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce site with information about funding opportunities, resources and research tools.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Business and Community information about workforce, available locations, and state programs for workers and employers. A wealth of facts and figures and resources.
Economic Development Association of Minnesota
A nonprofit professional association of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancement of the economic development profession. Membership required to access information.
UMC Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies
A grant funded organization assisting entrepreneurs in Northwest Minnesota. CRES serves 11 counties that includes Beltrami, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.
UMD Center for Economic Development
Northeast Minnesota's Small Business Development Center.
Center for Rural Policy and Development
Organization puts out the Rural Minnesota Journal annually and has it available on the website.
USDA Rural Development
This website has USDA Rural Development news relating to Minnesota.
Other Associations and Agencies of Interest
American Planning Association
APA provides leadership in the development of vital communities. They have software for purchase
that helps communities plan land use.
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Organization that provides assistance to current and potential business owners.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Network of professionals that works closely people in "high-need" schools to introduce business concepts to low-income students.
EDA Centers in the Region
EDA-Chicago Regional Office
Contact information for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
EDA-University of Wisconsin-Stout
EDA-University Center Iowa State University
United State Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration
Region 5-Chicago covers the upper mid-west with programs and grants to train and build workforce in the region.
Minnesota Small Cap Stocks
Minnesota stocks-Large and small companies
Stockpicker Minnesota stocks daily updated
Site has portfolio overview, tracking, related blogs, related videos
Free stock tracking software