Great Place Project

The Great Place Project was an innovative idea spurred by the Moving Matters project of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. It evolved into a collaborative initiative now spearheaded by the Cook County Chamber of Commerce. Since 2014, the Great Place Project has offered an annual solicitation for funding of projects to create great places in Cook County, MN, and Grand Portage. Dozens of projects have been funded and created across our communities since 2014.

A great place is inviting, beautiful, and catches the eye. It reflects the unique character and identity of the community. And a great place encourages people to slow down and spend time there. Placemaking comes in many varieties, from public art to seating — new ideas and innovation are encouraged!

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce has taken over the project, and more information can be accessed on the Chamber website.