About Live Wide Open

Live Wide Open is a bold new movement to encourage people to move to, return to and, yes, stay in west central Minnesota.

Regional community foundation West Central Initiative tapped the collective wisdom of the West Central Minnesota Labor Development Council to initiate the Live Wide Open marketing campaign to showcase what the region has to offer, including opportunities for rewarding careers while living close to family, friends and the natural amenities that continue to draw many to west central Minnesota.

Meet and explore why our Live Wide Open partners make great employers.

Some great people who make west central Minnesota their home share why they love it here.

We could go on and on about living in west central Minnesota, but it’s the people who can relate how they feel about living here that really hits home.


We’ve captured several personal stories along with community profiles on video and we think you’ll enjoy watching some of those stories on our YouTube Channel!