Regional development can take many forms, but it takes the work of citizens from different parts of the community.
Journey to Growth is an organization that helps facilitate that development, so local industries can prosper together.
The goal is to grow and diversify the regional economy through community collaboration.
Today, members, partners and volunteers gathered at a public meeting inside the Chatfield Center for the Arts.
There, they announced the launching of the "Our Brand, Our Region" contest.
Journey to Growth is looking for help in finding a name that reflects the Southeast Minnesota region as a whole.
Anyone interested can send an online submission for a chance to win $500 if their work is selected.
Journey to Growth also announced the formation of its regional development fund, which will be used to help start-ups and expansions throughout Southeast Minnesota.
Board member and former Chairman John Wade says they plan to make the investments necessary to ensure the future of all the critical sectors of the local economy.
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