Business Consultation

As the NE MN Small Business Development Center, CED provides confidential, professional consulting services throughout Northeastern Minnesota at no cost to the business owner or entrepreneur.

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We also offer a variety of other programs


Economic Gardening®

Natural Resources Research Institute

NRRI Business Group

The NRRI Business Group specializes in working towards the commercialization of natural resources and the development of new markets for existing natural resource based products.


Student to Business Initiative

Each semester UMD CED collaborates with faculty members from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) on the Student to Business Initiative (SBI). This initiative partners student teams with businesses to work on specific topic areas such as marketing, accounting and organizational management.