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A Rewarding Initiative

1st Quarter 2017

Introducing the idea people--including our new CEO--who are poised to help Central Minnesota thrive.


A Rewarding Initiative

A new mentor-driven fellowship powers up the region's innovators and idea people.

A Return to Rural Roots

Matt Varilek returns to the Midwest to lead the Initiative Foundation.

Cooking Up New Solutions

Hilltop Regional Kitchen to provide as many as 100,000 meals a year to senior citizens in Central Minnesota.

Where the Jobs Are

Today, young Central Minnesotans don't need to leave the region to find fulfilling careers.


Regional Highlights

Get the latest economic and community development highlights from the 14-county area.

Social Skills

A young St. Cloud company is mastering the art of digital marketing.

Planting Seeds for the Future

Introducing a new business loan for underserved communities.

Mr. Frank's Neighborhoods

Dan Frank's work will continue to improve towns across the region.

Paying It Forward

Program participants keep the momentum going by becoming donors.

Home Made: Shark Industries

Peek inside the automotive aftermarket industry.