Grow your business here.

Your hard work is paying off. What’s next?

If you are an existing business in the Brainerd Lakes Area, you are our priority! BLAEDC can help you expand your business, whether you’re developing new products or services, moving into new markets, or growing into new facilities. We’re Ready. Let’s grow!

Providing services to help your expansion.

BLAEDC offers a variety of free, confidential consulting services to individuals and businesses looking to expand in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Resources are available to:

  • Find appropriate site locations.
  • Locate financial support by identifying specialized programs and determining eligibility for local, regional, state and federal programs.
  • Obtain technical assistance for business planning.
  • Share area information.
  • Connect to local governmental resources and their processes.

Through our BLAEDC EXECs program, BLAEDC connects current and retired executives with area businesses looking to expand. Business Retention and Expansion visits by BLAEDC staff also unlock new opportunities for individual businesses and help establish connections with experts that lead to growth.