Region Nine is a partner for progress for local units of government, and other organizations in the region, by helping to create vibrant and resilient communities through community and economic development. Region Nine’s vast list of services provides tools, resources and facilitation to engage in effective communication, social capital development, community engagement and collaboration across the region.

Economic Development Services

  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  • Develop MN
  • Special Studies
  • Federal EDA Planning & Grant Packaging
  • Broadband Infrastructure Grant Packaging
  • Climate Change/Sustainability Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems Services
  • Economic Resiliency Planning
  • Workforce Development Collaboration
  • DEED Business Assistance Programs
  • Region Nine Area Inc.
  • Revolving Loan Funds
  • CARES Act

General Services

  • Grant Research
  • Marketing & Communications Trainings & Planning
  • Project Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Research & Data Analysis
  • Policy Development & Advocacy
  • Intergovernmental Relations & Development