Live Wide Open is a bold new movement to encourage people to move to, return to and, yes, stay in West Central Minnesota.
Live Wide Open showcases what west central Minnesota has to offer, including opportunities for rewarding careers while living close to family, friends and the natural amenities that draw so many to this region.
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!
Explore Our Region
Want to Explore the Region a little more?
We have friendly volunteers with local expertise, ready to lend a hand.
From small-town life to an urban scene, West Central Minnesota offers it all, including great schools, safe communities, and affordable housing, all just steps away from the lakes and natural beauty you love. Click on the links below to learn more about each of our great 9 counties!
Explore Career Opportunities
Like what you’ve learned about West Central Minnesota? Itching to move back home or start a new venture? See what jobs are open in your chosen field or find out what businesses and educational opportunities are available for you to start the career you’ve always dreamed of. Don’t forget to consider working from home; we’re working on some resources for you if that’s the case.
Great Quality Items That Promote Our Live Wide Open Way of Life in West Central Minnesota!
Check out our Live Wide Open apparel, hats and bags. Use them to promote West Central Minnesota with employees and prospective employees. They make great gifts, too!
Access the Live Wide Open e-store at https://asbaces.com/newaces
User name: lwocrc
Wearables are ordered and embroidered on demand. You can order any number–price breaks for larger quantities. You will need a credit card to order items, and you will be charged for the item(s) and for shipping.*
*West Central Initiative and Live Wide Open are offering this e-store as a courtesy and do not receive any remuneration from the sale of these items. The e-store is operated by American Business Solutions.