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Retaining and expanding local businesses is central to the mission of economic development. It is important to build positive relationships with businesses, connect with them regularly, and follow up when problems arise that may affect critical business activities.
These videos from the University of Minnesota Extension will get you started.
What is business retention and expansion
Why is BR&E a core economic development strategy?
How to do a Business Retention & Expansion BRE visit to a business - Tips and Role Play demo
Tips on how to make excellent business visits in a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program
Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Resources
How do you do a good BRE visit?
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