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Organizational Partners 

CED’s array of programs and services are facilitated by a strong network of organizations.  

CED satellite offices throughout the Northeast Region allow clients to meet with nearby business consultants. Satellite offices are located at:

  • Itasca Economic Development Corporation
  • Cook County Economic Development
  • Koochiching Economic Development Agency
  • Mesabi Range College

The UMD CED is proud to partner with many organizations to offer our services, programs, and special events.


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA’s website is a great resource if you are in either the early or established stages of your entrepreneurial venture. The SBA offers online webinars on various subjects and an informational blog that has articles pertaining to all sorts of business ventures.
Visit the SBA website here.



LegalCORPS assists local business owners and nonprofit organizations by offering a monthly clinic where clients can sign up to receive a 30 minute session to discuss a business related topic of their choice via video conference with a licensed attorney at no cost.
Visit the LegalCORPS website here.

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MN-SBIR assists technology-based entrepreneurs and innovators access federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.
Visit the MN-SBIR website here.

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Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance (MN PTAC)

MN PTAC provides technical and marketing assistance to Minnesota businesses interested in selling their products and services to federal and state government agencies.
Visit the MN PTAC website here.
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Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED)

MN DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, providing programs to promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. DEED is home to the MN Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network.​
Visit the MN DEED website here.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and regional support partners. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the program sponsors. Programs are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact UMD CED at 218-726-7298.