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East Central Regional Development Commission

Serving: Chisago County | Isanti County | Kanabec County | Mille Lacs CountyPine County


The East Central Regional Development Commission places a high priority on the safety of its staff, board/committee members, and the public.  In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state the ECRDC is open but will have limited staffing at the ECRDC office.  Please call ahead to schedule an appointment to ensure that the ECRDC staff person will be in the office.

What this means

  • We’re not closed. We’ll continue working on our projects and initiatives using the remote-work technology tools we have at our disposal to communicate and take our meetings online.
  • In-person meetings for staff (external and internal) will be structured as phone/video calls.
  • Staff will work remotely from their homes and will not travel for work projects. Visit our staff page for contact information.
  • The ECRDC’s meeting room will be closed for the duration of this operational change and will resume only when this remote work transition has been lifted.

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We also acknowledge that this is a fluid, fast-moving situation that may change tomorrow, and we will keep you informed if anything changes and will update our website as warranted.

ECRDC Mission

The East Central Regional Development Commission’s mission is to provide leadership and direction through problem solving. We do this by initiating projects and programs that lead to create solutions to regional problems, by providing technical assistance and by identifying and developing available resources. Our mission is to provide a leadership role as an advocate for East Central Minnesota to bring about positive change.

History of the East Central Regional Development Commission

The East Central Regional Development Commission was organized by petition of local units of government in 1973. Formation of regional development commissions – RDCs – is authorized under the Regional Development Act of 1969. An updated Regional Development Act was passed in 1997 by the Minnesota Legislature. There are 13 development regions in Minnesota.