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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 is an “Equal Opportunity Lender / Service Provider”.


The ECRDC Board has the following vacancies:  Isanti County Public Interest, Chisago County Public Interest, Kanabec County Municipalities, and Native American Tribal Representative. 

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Currently our staff is following a hybrid schedule. Please call ahead 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 both in-person and/or online.
  • ECRDC Board meetings will be held in-person only.
  • Committee meetings may be held in-person and/or structured as phone/video calls.
  • Staff will work remotely and from the office on various days. Visit our staff page for contact information.

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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.