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How Can BLAEDC Help Your Business?

Technical Assistance

  • Local Government Introductions
  • Permitting Processes
  • Facilitation of Resources and Connections


  • Banking Institutions
  • ED Programs
  • BLAEDC Unified Fund

Sites and Facility Availability

  • Existing Buildings
  • Shovel Ready Sites
  • Vacant Land

Workforce Development and Attraction Efforts

  • Key Recruitment Program
  • Spousal Placement
  • Support of Community Workforce Efforts

EXECs Program

  • Mentoring and Counseling
  • Rent-A-Board
  • Business Planning

Area Data and Marketing Info

  • Demographics
  • Video and Brochures
  • Growth Trends

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.

Lend your support

Become involved in the health and vitality of the Brainerd Lakes Area by joining the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation. Learn more about our activities and accomplishments by reviewing our reports.


Community Partners