Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp.

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224 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-0096

About Us

The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC) is a community-driven, non-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the area’s economic base by expanding business, read more
  • About

    The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC) is a community-driven, non-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the area’s economic base by expanding business, building community and growing jobs in Crow Wing County.

    A Board of Directors governs BLAEDC’s activities and oversees its budget, goals, and mission. Staff works together with area businesses and government leaders to:
    *Foster the creation of new jobs
    *Attract new industry to the region
    *Assist area businesses with their growth and development needs
    *Providing services for expansion, relocation, start-ups

    Since 1985, BLAEDC has offered a variety of free, confidential consulting services to individuals and businesses looking to start, expand, or locate a company in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Among the services that BLAEDC offers:
    *Find appropriate site locations
    *Locate financial support by identifying specialized programs and determining eligibility for local, regional, state and federal programs
    *Obtain technical assistance for business planning
    *Connect to local governmental resources and their processes
    *Promoting and marketing the region

    BLAEDC actively markets Crow Wing County as Greater Minnesota’s premier business location. By establishing relationships and developing networks, BLAEDC:
    *Leads initiatives with economic development strategies and related action plans for the area
    *Collaborates to strategically promote and market the Brainerd Lakes Area through our vast network of partners
    *Identifies unique opportunities to grow our area

  • Highlights

    • Implement Business Retention and Expansion Programs
    • Promote and Market the Brainerd Lakes Area to Attract Business
    • Coordinate and Manage Business Proposals and Inquiries
    • Assist with Site Location Options
    • Structure and Package Financial Programs
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  • Directions

    In the West end of the Tyrol Hills Shopping Center


    CONTACT US | 800.450.2838 | 218.829.2838