Small Business Summit in Mora, MN

The East Central Development Partnership invites YOU to discover the opportunities right outside your back door for our first regional summit event.  This month our focus will be on bringing together small businesses and the resource partners that can help you to grow your business or simply learn about opportunities that are available. This event […]

Empowering Local: A Small Business Saturday Workshop

In celebration of community spirit and entrepreneurship, East Central economic development partners are collaborating to host Small Business Saturday Success, a marketing workshop focused on helping local businesses prepare for the holiday season. The virtual workshop will be held on November 14th from 8:30AM-10:00AM on Zoom. At the workshop, attendees will hear from Molly Solberg, […]

Stories & Solutions to Rural Challenges

Community leaders are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of GPS 45:93 on Friday, September 22nd at the Braham Event Center. Join Deb Brown as she shares stories from other communities on how they are addressing challenges like housing, attracting residents, workforce and innovative rural business models. Start with improving the quality of life for […]

PTCC Expands Customized Training Course Options

Pine Technical & Community College’s Customized Training Solutions Division serves as the majorregional provider of skill-based, short-term courses. Courses are conveniently offered during theday, evening, and on weekends. With a customized approach, class sizes are smaller and students receive more individual attention and retain greater knowledge in their skills training. Many courses are designed to […]

CMJTS hosts Virtual Webinar

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) remains in the forefront of societal challenges to be addressed. Data has proven that the more diverse the organization is, the more innovative and successful they are. Attend this VIRTUAL event to obtain information and strategies on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Presenters include: Dick Owen – a […]

FREE Child Care Provider Training

Interested in a career in Child Care? East Central Regional Development Commission and First Children’s Finance are partnering to host several training sessions this spring that can assist you in jump starting your career as a Child Care Provider. The Child Care Business Boot Camp will provide comprehensive knowledge to start up child care entrepreneurs […]

Cyber Security for Small Business

The Internet allows businesses of all sizes and from any location to reach new and larger markets and provides opportunities to work more efficiently by using computer-based tools. Whether a company is thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website, cybersecurityshould be a part of the plan. Theft of digital […]