Business Planning

At the Alliance, we are committed to making our communities the best place to do business. Here you will find a variety of resources to help you start, retain, and expand your business. If you are interested in one-on-one business consultation, please contact us at or (218) 837-5950. 

Planning 101

A successful business starts with a well thought out business plan. CLICK HERE to access tools and resources to help with your planning process. 

Finance Your Dreams

Our communities proudly support new and existing businesses through local banks and lending options. CLICK HERE to learn more about available resources. 

Area Incentives

Are you interested in starting, relocating, or expanding your business in Wadena County or surrounding communities? CLICK HERE to find a list of incentives designed to make our community a place where your business can thrive. 

Retention Resources

Do you currently own and/or operate a business in our community? CLICK HERE to  discover tools and resources for making your business as successful as possible. 



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1st in Quality of Life (Forbes, 2017)

Quality of Life
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1st in 5-Year Business Survival Rate (Bureau of Labor Analysis, 2012-2017)

Business Survival Rate
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Best State for Women
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2nd Best State Overall (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

Best State Overall
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Best-Run State in America (24/7 Wall Street/USA Today, 2017)

Best-Run State
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Happiest State in the U.S. (MagnifyMoney, 2018)

Happiest State