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What's Data Got to Do with It?

U of M Extension invites you to join our inaugural Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) webinar on February 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (CST).  This event will kick off a series of webinars featuring research and innovation in BR&E.  The webinars are FREE and open to all those who are interested in economic development.

What's Data Got to Do with It?  In 2017, U of M Extension interviewed 23 economic development officials across Minnesota to learn about their professional practice of BR&E.  The in-depth interview data were compiled and analyzed using qualitative research methods and a report will be published.  Michael Darger, BR&E specialist for U of M Extension's Center for Community Vitality, will share key research and findings from the study.  He will be joined by special guest, Stephen Morris, who will discuss Ontario's provincial BR&E program and how they are using data to inform economic development in communities across the prov…