How Can We Help
WCEDP is here to assist with your business needs. Whether you are looking to start a business, relocate your business to Wright County or expand your current business we can assist in leading you in the best direction.
Business & Workforce Development
As a partner with the Small Business Development Center, we have connections to resources that can assist with starting your business plan, financial projections, marketing and more to lead you into the right direction to get started.
Site Selection & Promotion
WCEDP has gathered a list of available sites for development throughout Wright County. This list is ever changing and you can watch for the updates on our Site Selectors Page
WCEDP partners with CMJTS & The Wright Tech Center to continue to improve workforce development throughout Wright County.
One way that we do this is through the Workforce Pathways Initiative that you can learn more about by going to the Workforce Pathways Wheel.
County Wide Marketing
WCEDP strives to market all businesses throughout Wright County. We do this by sharing information on all of our social media platforms which include Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter.
Along with using social media to market the businesses in Wright County we add updates and advertise businesses in our monthly newsletter that is sent to a list of nearly 1100 people.
Financial packaging is sometimes one of the most difficult parts of the business world.
We work with businesses to assist them in finding the finances they need to either start or expand their business by connecting them with the Small Business Administration, MNDEED or offering them assistance through our Enterprise Loan Fund that we administrate with Wright County.
Capacity Building Seminars
With 2020 proving to have many challenges, especially with having events, we started a group of Capacity Building Seminars throughout 2021 to bring experts to the table to share their knowledge with the business community.
Energy Efficiency – March 10, 2021 – Recording
Pedestrian Experience – April 14, 2021 – Recording
Business Finance Options in Wright County June 10, 2021 – Recording
Workforce Innovations – Aug, 11, 2021 – Registration
Site Selection/Cluster Development – Oct. 13, 2021 – Registration
WCEDP holds events throughout the year to bring businesses together for networking. The 3 biggest events are our Annual Meeting held in January each year, our annual Golf Tournament in September, and the Holiday Social that we co-host with CRS in December.
There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,515 affordable apartments for rent in Wright County, Minnesota.
Income Based Apartments in Wright County, Minnesota
Wright County features 765 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Low Rent Apartments in Wright County, Minnesota
There are 750 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wright County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Wright County, Minnesota
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wright County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wright County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wright County, Minnesota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,177 and $1,439.
2021 Wright County, Minnesota Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards
Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Housing Assistance Programs
Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency. For more than 50 years, we’ve worked to provide access to safe, decent and affordable housing and to build stronger communities across the state. In 2020, we distributed $1.62 billion in resources and served more than 72,900 households. Learn more in our 2020 Program Assessment.
Our Mission: The Core Purpose
Frontdoor Housing Solutions For MN
Our network of housing advocates is working to ensure everyone in Minnesota has a place to call home. We know that a safe and stable home is the foundation for individual, family, and community well-being and opportunity. We invite all public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders to join forces and meet this challenge head-on. The time is now to build a housing system that works for all people and a Minnesota where everyone can prosper and thrive.