Journey to Growth (J2G), SE MN Together, the University of Minnesota Ext., the Southeast Minnesota League of Municipalities and CEDA (Community Economic Development Associates) invites the public to enter the “Name our Region” contest.

Naming our southeast Minnesota area is a starting point that will allow us to promote ourselves collectively, keep us competitive within the national and global market and help us retain and attract residents and talent.

To Enter:
Click here to enter (include name, phone and email. Enter the Name for Region and optional area for tag line)
*online entries only


ROUND ONE DEADLINE: April 15th, 2018

Journey to Growth

One Journey. One Region. One Voice.

Journey to Growth, or J2G, is a regional economic development plan created to ensure the future economic viability of our "larger community."

Currently entering it's third year of implementation, J2G has created and supported efforts that diversify and grow our regional economy beyond healthcare.
J2G focuses its resources on other growth sectors such as manufacturing and agriculture and supports the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem through programs, assets, capital investments and more.

The larger community includes partners and volunteers from the following counties; Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Winona.

Journey to Growth challenges us to "think differently" and identify strategic actions that allow our area to think, act, and compete like an economic development region.

J2G is entirely supported and executed by regional partners and volunteers.