ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership is being dissolved and in its wake is a new organization.

The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation has been created to handle economic development duties formerly done by The Partnership.

Spokesman Dave Gruenes says they created a task force to look at how those efforts could improve.  He says their recommendations were to create an organization that is run by the private sector in taking the lead on growing business.

Gruenes says they plan to dissolve The Partnership by the end of April and have the new organization has already been incorporated as a non-profit.