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Dave Ivan, the central region director at Michigan State University Extension, talks to a group of business owners and managers about community-based entrepreneurship at Thursday's Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce's economic development summit. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

Summit focus: Growing small businesses

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Cities and local business groups can do much to help small businesses in their area grow.

And it doesn't take much at first, said Dave Ivan, community and economic development specialist with the Michigan State University Extension. Ivan's remarks came during the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Summit at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes.


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