In this issue we share information about our current projects, news, upcoming events and resources to promote welcoming communities in our region.
WHAT'S NEW AT REGION FIVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION?
R5DC & NCEDA Share Annual Report
Happy 2020 from all of us at R5DC!
Thank you for helping us make 2019 a successful year, filled with positive change and accomplishments. We look forward to fostering long-standing partnerships and creating new relationships in 2020. We are excited to continue our work in the region!
Our annual report is hot off the press and we encourage you to take a few moments to read through the highlights!
The À la cARTe Initiative seeks to increase food and arts accessibility in our rural region. Four area artists have created portable art studios to cultivate creative experiences where food, art, and culture intersect. During the winter months, you will find the artists at the indoor market at Sprout MN.
This project is funded by the McKnight Foundation and coordinated by Five Wings Art Council, Region Five Development Commission, and Sprout MN. Learn more.
The Welcoming Communities initiative is focused on building workforce attraction and cultural agility in our region. Welcoming Communities Advocacy Groups are being formed, with Go North as the pilot advocacy group and the communities of Brainerd, Staples, Crosby, Little Falls, Long Prairie and Pine River currently participating.