What is a Regional Development Commission?

There are 9 Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) in Minnesota covering 63 counties.

RDCs were established in MN statute in 1969 to provide technical assistance to the local units of government in their region.


RDCs perform a variety of unique services based on the needs of their region.


RDCs partner with numerous state and federal agencies, obtaining and administering grants for programs and projects at the local level.


RDCs are governed by volunteer board of directors composed of elected officials and business and community leaders.


RDCs are recognized for their fiscal responsibility and capabilities in professional program management.

 

Services Provided by RDC's include:

  • Community Development

  • Comprehensive Planning

  • Grant Writing and Administration

  • Economic Development Technical Services

  • Environmental Services

  • Transportation Planning

  • Housing Services

  • Business Loans

  • Entrepreneurial Training Programs

  • Business Marketing and Retention Planning

  • Energy Efficiency Planning and Development

  • Services for Seniors

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Tourism Planning

*The West Central Initiave covers 9 counties and preforms some of the same functions as an RDC.


NWRDC
115 S Main St
Warren, MN 56762
218-745-6733
www.nwrdc.org

HRDC
403 4th St NW
P.O. Box 906
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-4732
www.hrdc.org

ARDC
221 West 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-5545
www.ardc.org

R5DC
200 1st Street NE, Suite 2
Staples, MN 56479
218-894-3233
www.regionfive.org

ECRDC
100 S Park St
Mora, MN 55051
320-679-4065
www.region7erdc.org

UMVRDC
323 W Schlieman Ave
Appleton, MN 56208
320-289-1981
www.umvrdc.org

MMDC
333 SW 6th St
Suite 2
Willmar, MN 56201
320-235-8504
www.mmrdc.org

SRDC
2401 Broadway Ave
Suite 1
Slayton, MN 56172
507-836-8547
www.swrdc.org

Region 9
10 Civic Ctr Plaza, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 3367
Mankato, MN 56002
507-387-5643
www.rndc.org

WCI*
1000 Western Ave
PO Box 318
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-2239
www.wcif.org

Metropolitan Council
www.metrocouncil.org

Non-RDC Area

Contact your local
Minnesota Association of Development Organizations member
about their services today!

South West Regional Development Commission Mid-Minnesota Development Commission East Central Regional Development Commission Regiona Five Regional Development Commission Headwaters Regional Development Commission