Extension's BR&E team occasionally offers short workshops about business retention and expansion topics. These workshops build skills, enhance your networks and create awareness about available resources so that you are successful in working with the businesses in your backyard.
"Take Out Menu" Webinar: Retaining and expanding business in your community: lessons from 24 years of BR&E programming in Minnesota
December 16, 2013, Webinar, 2 PM
This session will share a few lessons learned over 24 years of Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Strategies programming in Minnesota. Minnesota's latest innovations in BR&E include ripple effect mapping of outcomes, using focus group methods and coordinating with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's statewide BR&E program to learn from each other in a public-private partnership.
Getting Started with BR&E — February 25, 2014, St. Cloud, 9–1
A workshop to learn about conducting a BR&E in your community, work with BR&E tools and learn about BR&E resources from University of Minnesota Extension.
Watch this space for more information later.