Innovative Partnerships & Regional Development

The Veden Center for Rural Development is a think tank dedicated to creating prosperity through innovative partnerships and development of opportunities for the region.  Ongoing work includes thought leadership with a focus on rural America post COVID-19, bridging urban and rural business opportunities, incubation and acceleration services for veterans, new Americans and economically disadvantaged populations and creating new pathways for student success following their higher education experience. 


Veden Center for Rural Development
University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-8179


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, CST

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