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. 



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. 



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1st in Quality of Life (Forbes, 2017)

Quality of Life
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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
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2nd Best State Overall (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

Best State Overall
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1st in 5-Year Business Survival Rate (Bureau of Labor Analysis, 2012-2017)

Business Survival Rate
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Happiest – and Least Stressed – State in the Country (WalletHub, 2017)

Least Stressed
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1st Best State for Women (WalletHub, 2017; Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2015)

Best State for Women