The mission of A Better Brainerd

Our mission is to financially strengthen the city of Brainerd by improving the quality of life and overall prosperity of its residents and businesses.

A strong city of Brainerd is one that:

  1. Captures its share of the region’s overall growth, as measured in population, jobs and total tax base.
  2. Grows without taking on onerous long-term liabilities or gambling on speculative future development.
  3. Is not dependent on local government aid and other, unstable funding from state and federal sources to provide basic services.

To strengthen the city, A Better Brainerd will focus on attracting investment to Brainerd’s existing, core  neighborhoods, beginning with a pilot project in part of Northeast Brainerd.