UMC RECEIVES $300,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

The University of Minnesota’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Center received a specialized COVID-19 grant from the United States Department of Commerce — EDA. It is a CARES Act supplemental award to aid the Crookston’s EDA Center and focuses on resiliency and supply chains.

The University of Minnesota EDA Center, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality and the Veden Center of Rural Economic Development at UMN Crookston, has already responded to the COVID-19 crisis.

Through this grant, UMN Crookston’s Director of Outreach & Engagement, Michelle Christopherson, will be speaking with businesses in Crookston, as well as other communities, to find their challenges and a more detailed analysis of special needs they may have along with opportunities.

Businesses can contact Christopherson at: mchristo@umn.edu or 218 281 8369.