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New York Mills

New York Mills, population 1,195, is located in the northeastern part of Otter Tail County, the heart of Minnesota Lake Country. Within minutes of a host of excellent fishing and recreation lakes, you can enjoy all four seasons this area has to offer.


2013 WCEDA Strategic Goals

2014 WCEDA Strategic Goals

To provide regional resources, networking, education and

advocacy for economic and business development.


1.     Create a thriving region.

a.     Foster business retention, expansion and recruitment

b.     Develop relationship with business owners

c.     Leverage our resources by collaboration with neighboring communities

d.    Be a resource for business needs

e.    Network with key stakeholders in Region 5 and throughout the state

2.     Establish a sense of community pride.

a.    Create a “can-do “ attitude

b.    Implement aesthetic improvement projects

c.    Projects controlled and completed locally

3.     Build our brand.

a.    Create a regional website

b.    Utilize social media

c.    Author a marketing brochure