Annual Conference for Kanabec County Businesses

The Kanabec County EDA hosts an annual Economic Development conference for Kanabec County businesses.  The purpose is to provide East Central, MN, businesses with educational and networking opportunities that will encourage business growth in Kanabec County and the region.   The 3rd annual conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020.  We will continue to update this Webpage as we solidify the conference theme and secure speakers. 

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Thank you to those who attended our February 7, 2019 "Avoiding the Workforce Desert" conference despite the snow storm!  For those of you unable to attend, below are video clips of each session:


Video Clips of 2019 Conference (on YouTube)

Opening Remarks / Keynote (Duration: 36 minutes) 
Session 1:  High Schoolers Becoming Workforce Ready (Duration: 53 minutes) 
Session 2:  Statewide Workforce Programs for Businesses (Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes) 
Session 3:  Local Workforce Shortgage Solutions (Duration: 53 minutes)  
Closing Remarks (Duration: 17 minutes) 

2019 Sponsors
Gold:  Neighborhood National Bank, ECRDC, GPS 45:93, Minnesota Energy Resources, &
First Citizens Bank, City of Mora and Pine Technical & Community College
Silver:  East Central Energy & Mora Area Chamber
Bronze:  Mora Public Schools & Nemadji Research Corp


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Thank you to those who attended our February 8, 2018  "Developing Rural Businesses in a Global Economy" conference.  
The highlight of the conference was a business panel who shared international business stories with the audience.  

Video Clip of 2018 Business Panel
(on YouTube)
International Business Here Now (Duration: 60 minutes) 

2018 Presentation Handouts
MN Chamber of Commerce - Bill Blazar
MN Trade Office - Gabrielle Gerbaud
MN DEED - Luke Greiner

MN DEED - Bob Isaacson

ECRDC - Jordan Zeller

2018 Sponsors
Gold:  Neighborhood National Bank, ECRDC, GPS 45:93, Minnesota Energy Resources, Diversified Bronze &
First Citizens Bank
Silver:  City of Mora & Mora Area Chamber
Bronze:  East Central Energy &
Nemadji Research Corp


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