Rewarding Initiative

Rewarding Initiative

A new mentor-driven fellowship powers up the region’s innovators and idea people. Read More

A Return to Rural Roots

Matt Varilek returns to the Midwest to lead the Initiative Foundation. Read More

Cooking Up New Solutions

Hilltop Regional Kitchen to provide as many as 100,000 meals a year to Central Minnesota seniors. Read More

Where the Jobs Are

Today, young Central Minnesotans don’t need to leave the region to find fulfilling careers. Read More

Regional Highlights

Get the latest economic and community development highlights from the 14-counties and two Native nations. Read More

Social Skills

A young St. Cloud company is mastering the art of digital marketing. Read More

Planting Seeds for the Future

Introducing a new business loan for underserved communities. Read More

Mr. Frank’s Neighborhood

Dan Frank’s work will continue to improve towns across the region. Read More

Paying it Forward

Program participants keep the momentum going by becoming donors. Read More

Shark Industries

Peek inside the automotive aftermarket industry. Read More