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Implementation Partner Protocol

The Journey to Growth Partnership is a private/public partnership funded by businesses, institutions, and government whose mission is to stimulate economic growth and prosperity and a higher quality of life for all citizens of southeast Minnesota.

J2G partners are comprised of the region’s economic development organizations, chamber of commerce, units of government and other organizations throughout the region.

The overall responsibility of a successful regional economic development partnership is to better coordinate the activities of the region’s economic development partners by providing vision, strategy, resources, and staff support to link state and local governments and organizations involved with job creation, marketing, recruitment, and retention. There are four specific activities that J2G partners will collaborate together on:

  • Strategic Vision
  • Brand and market the Region
  • Retain current businesses in the Region
  • Expand/attract businesses within the Region