THE HALLETT COMMUNITY CENTER
The Hallett Community Center is a 50,000 square foot multi-purpose recreational and fitness facility.  The Center has two Swimming Pools, a Fitness Center, Meeting Rooms and a Multi-purpose Arena and Field House,
providing 5 months of seasonal ice activities. The Arena and Field House is also available for exhibitions, tourism and sports activities.
Contact the Hallett Community Center at: 218-546-2616 or write to: 470 8th Street NE, Crosby, MN 56441. slepica@emily.net


Promotion and Marketing the Cuyuna Range

The Cuyuna Range is promoted through a variety of programs, such as the following:

BUSINESS TOURISM
Heritage Tourism Program, Wild North -NLTA
Cuyuna Range Heritage Preservation Society
Promotion of local Campgrounds, Resorts
Representative to the IRRRA - and its Northern Lights Tourism  Alliance (NLTA) and its business promotion activities
Promotes Tourism related businesses and the Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce


EXISTING BUSINESS EXPANSION & RETENTION EFFORTS
This program focuses on existing Cuyuna Range businesses, identifiable through specific criteria. The thrust of the program provides specific plans available for business expansion activities. There is a base population of over 400 businesses on the Cuyuna Iron Range. Businesses are contacted via direct mail and personal contact as follow-up procedures.
Our goals include economic diversification, building a year round economy, and creating opportunities for small business development. Our recruitment focus is on small and medium sized light manufacturing firms interested in growing and hiring locally.

MEDIA
CREDI's Executive Director writes "DEVELOPMENT REVIEW", a weekly column in the
Crosby-Ironton Courier Newspaper
; provides editorials and press alerts to area newspapers on development news and activities on the Cuyuna Iron Range. Courier Newspaper:
(218) 546-5029
CREDI maintains a steady schedule of live radio interviews with local and area-wide radio stations, promoting activities and development on the Cuyuna Range. 

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES
CREDI provides a detailed listing of buildings and land available for industrial and business use on the Cuyuna Range. This listing is available through the MNPRO web site, a service of the MN Department of Trade & Economic Development.

MULTI-CITY MARKETING
CREDI, officially established the "Cuyuna Range Joint Powers Economic Development Authority" (CRJPEDA) on January 20, 1998. The CRJPEDA is the first of its kind on the Cuyuna Range, and in the state, that joins together Member Cities and their respective Economic Development Authorities (EDA), into one cohesive development entity. The Board of the CRJPEDA is made-up of five Member cities: Crosby, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Ironton, and Riverton, and three at-large members, drawn from the Cuyuna Range residential population. Developers desiring to make a presentation for Cuyuna Range projects to the CRJPEDA must contact the CREDI office in Crosby, MN for a copy of the CRJPEDA Meeting Guidelines and meeting schedules.

INCENTIVES           
CREDI works with programs provided by the IRRRA, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Agency; and the IREA-Iron Range Economic Alliance; the County of Crow Wing and its Revolving Loan Fund; the City of Crosby and its Revolving Loan Fund; the State of Minnesota, and federal programs, providing technical assistance in business start-ups, relocations and expansion projects.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CREDI
Promotion and Marketing the Cuyuna Range

The Cuyuna Range is promoted through a variety of programs, such as the following:

BUSINESS TOURISM
Heritage Tourism Program, Wild North -NLTA
Cuyuna Range Heritage Preservation Society
Promotion of local Campgrounds, Resorts
Representative to the IRRRA - and its Northern Lights Tourism  Alliance (NLTA) and its business promotion activities
Promotes Tourism related businesses and the Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce


EXISTING BUSINESS EXPANSION & RETENTION EFFORTS
This program focuses on existing Cuyuna Range businesses, identifiable through specific criteria. The thrust of the program provides specific plans available for business expansion activities. There is a base population of over 400 businesses on the Cuyuna Iron Range. Businesses are contacted via direct mail and personal contact as follow-up procedures.
Our goals include economic diversification, building a year round economy, and creating opportunities for small business development. Our recruitment focus is on small and medium sized light manufacturing firms interested in growing and hiring locally.

MEDIA
CREDI's Executive Director writes "DEVELOPMENT REVIEW", a weekly column in the
Crosby-Ironton Courier Newspaper
; provides editorials and press alerts to area newspapers on development news and activities on the Cuyuna Iron Range. Courier Newspaper:
(218) 546-5029
CREDI maintains a steady schedule of live radio interviews with local and area-wide radio stations, promoting activities and development on the Cuyuna Range. 

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES
CREDI provides a detailed listing of buildings and land available for industrial and business use on the Cuyuna Range. This listing is available through the MNPRO web site, a service of the MN Department of Trade & Economic Development.

MULTI-CITY MARKETING
CREDI, officially established the "Cuyuna Range Joint Powers Economic Development Authority" (CRJPEDA) on January 20, 1998. The CRJPEDA is the first of its kind on the Cuyuna Range, and in the state, that joins together Member Cities and their respective Economic Development Authorities (EDA), into one cohesive development entity. The Board of the CRJPEDA is made-up of five Member cities: Crosby, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Ironton, and Riverton, and three at-large members, drawn from the Cuyuna Range residential population. Developers desiring to make a presentation for Cuyuna Range projects to the CRJPEDA must contact the CREDI office in Crosby, MN for a copy of the CRJPEDA Meeting Guidelines and meeting schedules.

INCENTIVES           
CREDI works with programs provided by the IRRRA, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Agency; and the IREA-Iron Range Economic Alliance; the County of Crow Wing and its Revolving Loan Fund; the City of Crosby and its Revolving Loan Fund; the State of Minnesota, and federal programs, providing technical assistance in business start-ups, relocations and expansion projects.


THE HALLETT COMMUNITY CENTER
The Hallett Community Center is a 50,000 square foot multi-purpose recreational and fitness facility.  The Center has two Swimming Pools, a Fitness Center, Meeting Rooms and a Multi-purpose Arena and Field House,
providing 5 months of seasonal ice activities. The Arena and Field House is also available for exhibitions, tourism and sports activities.
Contact the Hallett Community Center at: 218-546-2616 or write to: 470 8th Street NE, Crosby, MN 56441. slepica@emily.net