Minnesota is made up of many different regions, all with their own identities, strengths and issues. What if they could all work together to strengthen themselves and each other? That’s the plan behind a new initiative called DevelopMN, says Jacki Anderson, senior planner for the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. The members of the Minnesota Association of Development Organizations are aligning their strategic economic development plans, focusing on four key areas: human capital, economic competitiveness, community resources, and foundational assets like broadband, housing stock and utilities.
DevelopMN: Aligning strategies for better planning, part 1