The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has developed the community Growth Initiative (CGI) program to facilitate economic development in the region.
The CGI incorporates an Asset-Based Community Development model to address the strengths and resources of the community. To date, 51 communities in the 20-county region have undergone the CGI process with projects that target early childhood education or entrepreneurial activity.
Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.