NRRI Business & Entrepreneurship Support


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Business Ideas and Solutions Utilizing Natural Resources

The CED's NRRI Business Group is focused on the commercialization of natural resources and the development of new markets for existing natural resource-based products. The NRRI Business Group helps businesses and entrepreneurs find solutions that can make their ventures profitable, and also contribute to the economic viability of the Arrowhead Region of Northeastern Minnesota. Collaborations are developed between NRRI applied researchers with expertise in natural resources and the aspiring or current business owner who work in a manufacturing-type capacity.

Services include:

  • Personalized consulting
  • Product development and commercialization
  • Business valuation
  • Technology transfer
  • Business plan development
  • Industry and market evaluation
  • Marketing plan development
  • Financial analysis and loan packaging
  • Business workshops

Contact umdced@d.umn.edu or visit NRRI.umn.edu for more information.

sba_and_sbdc_logos.pngFunded 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.