Contact Us

The Good Life

200 1st Street NE, Suite 2,Staples, MN 56479
Phone 218-894-3233 Ext. 3

We’d love to hear from you!

If you have questions about our work, our region, or our industries and businesses, we’d be glad to help. To connect with us, please contact one of the economic development agencies of our five-county region:

Cass County

The Cass County EDC is a nonprofit member organization that since 2004, has helped more than 90 businesses to create over 1,000 jobs in the county. To learn more about its core initiatives to help entrepreneurs and jobseekers, click here.

Crow Wing County

Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC) is a community-driven, non-profit organization with a mission of expanding business, building community, and growing jobs in the lakes district. Visit their website to learn more.

Morrison County

Community Development Morrison County is a member-organization designed to support the growth of the county economy and tourism. You can explore its programs and resources here.

Todd County

Todd County Development Corporation (TCDC) is a 501c3 non-profit that serves as the economic development arm of Todd County, and hosts a North Central Regional Small Business Development Center Outreach Office to provide free training and technical assistance to area businesses and organizations. Learn more Todd County here.


The city and county of Wadena have economic development agencies charged with assisting businesses to expand or relocate, as well as resources for jobseekers. You can learn more about the city and county of Wadena here.

(email address must be provided above)

Welcome to Region 5 — and The Good Life

Located at the heart of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, Region 5 is a destination for recreation, industry, and employment.

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