The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (BLAEDC) is a community-driven, non-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the area’s economic base by expanding business, building community and growing jobs in Crow Wing County. A Board of Directors governs BLAEDC’s activities and oversees its budget, goals, and mission. Staff works together with area businesses and government leaders to: Foster the creation of new jobs Attract new industry to the region Assist area businesses with their growth and development needs Providing services for expansion, relocation, start-ups