Community & Economic Development

Community Development Block Grant Program

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The federal Community Development Block Grant Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to Dakota County, which then distributes funds to participating cities and townships.
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Redevelopment Program

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The Dakota County CDA’s Redevelopment Program provides staff expertise to cities for redevelopment activities.
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Redevelopment Incentive Grant Program

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The Dakota County CDA’s Redevelopment Incentive Grant Program was created in 2006 to assist cities with redevelopment goals and promote the development of affordable workforce and supportive housing.
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Dakota County Economic Development Strategy

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Dakota County and Dakota County cities have been working together to strive towards Dakota County’s Strategic Initiatives for Economic Development in order to enhance and coordinate economic conditions at a local level.
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Open To Business

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Open To Business is a partnership between the Dakota County CDA, Dakota County cities, and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).
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Greater MSP

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The Dakota County CDA is an investor partner in Greater MSP.
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Next Generation Broadband

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With U.S. internet traffic growth anticipated to increase at least fourteen times over what it is now by 2015, eleven Dakota County cities and the Dakota County CDA have launched an educational campaign about why residents and businesses need to insist on next generation broadband to meet the needs of citizens.
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CEO Next Business Institute

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Are you an independent business owner in Dakota County?
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EPA Brownfield Coalition Grant

Dakota County CDA was awarded a $600,000 grant in Fall 2019 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the assessment of brownfield sites.

The goal of the funding is to identify, prioritize, and complete environmental assessments and/or remedial/reuse planning activities; and assist with the positioning of sites for redevelopment and reuse.
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