R5DC Quarterly Newsletter
What's new at R5DC?
In this issue you'll learn more about R5DC's role in social crowdfunding, our collaboration with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and a new position at R5DC!

R5DC Social Crowdfunding
Three local crowdfunding campaigns are being launched on June 1, 2018. These three projects are hoping to raise a combined total of $140,000 to embark on projects that will help improve economic prosperity and quality of life for the residents of Region 5. No donation amount is too small and some donation amounts even come with rewards!! Visit MNstarter-Campaigns to learn more!
R5DC staff selected as Thriving by Design Delegate
Dawn Espe, Senior Regional Development Planner was selected to serve on the Blueprint Equity Network of Delegates to begin the creation of the One Minnesota Equity Blueprint.
Thriving by Design Conference
Get an in depth overview of Minnesota’s current community and economic conditions, and together begin creation of the One Minnesota Equity Blueprint for achieving rural-urban and racial economic equity and inclusive growth of the course of the next few years.
Pine River, One Watershed; One Planning
The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is undertaking the development of a Pine River Watershed-based plan consistent with the One Watershed; One Plan vision and program grant requirements adopted by the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).

U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones.
At least one area in each of our five counties has been approved as an "Opportunity Zone"
Click here to see the Opportunity Zones
R5DC continues to prioritize the need for rural broadband. The opioid crisis has also been a key area that R5DC have been tasked with helping find a solution. Click here to read about how much those two worlds are connected.
Region Five Development is hiring!
Do you have experience in marketing and graphic design? Click here to learn more!

Stay updated on what's happening in the region!