Extension Center for Community Vitality

The Extension Center for Community Vitality makes a difference by engaging Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities.  The Community Economics program helps communities retain and expand local businesses, know and grow the retail sector, make informed public finance decisions and develop tourism opportunities.  The Leadership and Civic Engagement program helps communities strengthen social capital, encourage local leadership and create successful public forums where better decisions are made.

Focus: 
Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
Community and Economic Development
Diversity & Inclusion
Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
International/Globalization
Public Policy
Rural Development
Keywords: 
community development
Government
leadership
public policy
Tourism
Campus and College: 
Systemwide
Extension
Public Affairs
Geographic Scope: 
Local
Regional
State
National
International
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach
Research
Teaching