carol andersonCarol Anderson

Executive Director

Phone: 320.632.5466
Phone: 320.492.1663
Fax: 320.632.2583


Executive Director

Community Development of Morrison County, Inc.
Little Falls, Minnesota

Responsible for operation of a nonprofit, economic development corporation attracting potential new companies to Morrison County, a rural county in central Minnesota.  Responsible for administering a $120,000 annual budget and four revolving loan fund portfolios totaling $2 million.

Adjunct Faculty, St. Cloud State University

Department of Political Science
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Provided instruction in two courses which were; Government Personnel Administration and “Perspectives on Minnesota Politics”.

International Trade Representative

Minnesota Trade Office
St. Paul, Minnesota

Developed Minnesota Trade Office focus on wood products.  Specialized in the Scandinavian countries identifying potential investors and organizations. As well as being the legislative liaison with the Minnesota Legislature.  Organized the Minnesota Trade Office focus on agri-processing.  Developed a protocol system for the Minnesota Trade Office.  Developed and administered Minnesota Trade Office contracts with their foreign offices.


Master of Arts degree in Public Administration

Mankato State University
Mankato, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
Minor in Public Administration

St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Policy Fellow

Humphrey Institute Policy Forum
University of Minnesota

The program’s objective is to prepare a new generation of women and men to assume the responsibilities of leadership and to encourage their participation and effective involvement in public affairs.

Blandin Associate

Blandin Foundation
Grand Rapids, Minnesota

The program provided training, education, financial resources and support to individual Associates.  The local project identified in this case was a drop in day care center located in Little Falls, Minnesota.


Congressional Caseworker

Congressman Richard Nolan
Washington D.C.

Specialized in Social Security-Disability, Food Stamps, AFDC and Immigration.

Legislative Assistant

Congressman Richard Nolan
Washington D.C.

Recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Internship.  Assigned to Congressman Richard Nolan, specializing in farm policy and small business issues.


Little Falls Area Foundation

Little Falls, Minnesota
Elected Secretary/Treasurer

Founding board member of a charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing lives of residents of the Little Falls area and surrounding communities.


Tri-County Community Action Economic Development Advisory Committee

Committee serves as a resource for low income residents of Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd Counties in the pursuit of economic self-sufficiency.  The fund has been capitalized by a variety of sources, primarily Community Services Block Grant funds made available through the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Board Member

Tri-County Community Action

Board Member

Benton County Planning and Zoning Board
Elected Chair

Board Member

Minnesota Business Finance Corporation
St. Cloud, Minnesota

A private, not-for-profit, Certified Development Company authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration to originate and service SBA 504 loans statewide. Chair for one year.

Board Member

Minnesota Rural Finance Authority

The Rural Finance Authority (RFA) partners with local lenders to provide affordable credit to eligible farmers.

Board Member

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

A private, Not-for-profit employment company.  CEP provides job training and employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged, the unemployed, and the under-employed.


Minnesota Workforce Investment Board

Elected Chair for the Workforce Investment Board in Region Two, covering 19 counties in Northwestern Minnesota.  The WIB overseas the job training and employment opportunities for the unemployed and disadvantaged.


Benton County Farmers Union

Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic interest and quality of life of family farmers in Minnesota.


Minnesota Solutions

Nonpartisan, statewide, economic development organization dedicated to strengthening the state’s economic development programs as well as developing new solutions for coping with Minnesota economic development needs.


Governor’s Task Force on Emergency Food and Shelter

Sub-Committee Member

Governor’s Advisory Committee on Agri-Processing

Sub-committee on ethanol and rural energy parks.

Legislative Chair

St. Cloud Business and Professional Women’s Association

Research Assistant

Department of Political Science, St. Cloud State University

Conducted survey research in the United States Senate in Washington D.C.  The research was funded by a State of Minnesota Faculty Research Grant.


  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Good Farm Neighbor Award
  • Department of Trade and Economic Development Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Young Women of America finalist
  • St. Cloud State University Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • Department of Agriculture Achievement Award
  • St. Cloud Area Business and Professional Women’s Association Young Career Woman of the Year
  • National Award: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Internship
  • Married to Steve Anderson and owner of Anderson Dairy.