Journey to Growth

One Journey. One Region. One Voice.

Journey to Growth, or J2G, is a five-year economic development plan created to ensure the future economic viability of our region.

J2G will diversify and grow our regional economy beyond healthcare by focusing resources on other growth sectors, leveraging existing regional assets, and developing the regional talent base.

The Region, or "southeastern Minnesota communities without borders" include the following counties"; Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Winona.

The Journey to Growth Plan's regional approach identifies strategic actions to enable our area to think, act, and compete like an economic development region.

J2G is entirely supported and executed by regional partners and volunteers. We encourage you to get involved and help shape our future; one region, one voice!

"It's about recognizing the assets of our region and doing what we can in a coordinated, region-wide, systematic way to maximize those assets."
-Rolf Thompson, Executive Director, National Eagle Center