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Economic Development Department

Active dates:1947-1981
Function: The department of economic development shall encompass the following functions: research and statistics, publicity and promotion, promotion of the higher use of agricultural and forest lands, business, economic and industrial development services, and the promotion of tourism.
Preceded by:
Department of Business Research and Development
History: The Economic Development Department started as the Department of Business Research and Development in 1947. At that time, the rights, powers, and duties by law imposed by and vested in the Minnesota resources commission, and the Minnesota tourist bureau were transferred to and imposed upon the newly created department.

1981 Minn. Laws Chap. 356 Sec. 64 abolished the Economic Development Department and established the Department of Energy, Planning, and Development.
Notes: The library has 3 years of the Economic Development Department's Biennial report.
News clippings and documents: Commissioner of the Economic Development Department. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1967-1981.
News clippings and documents: Economic Development Department. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1955-1980.
Record last updated: 04/22/2016

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