Economic Gateway http://www.radc.org Redwood Area Development Corporation News RSS Feed Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:58:50 -0800 en-us An award-winning school http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15966 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A quality education doesn’t just lay the foundation for an individual child’s future success. Research indicates that education can improve the overall economy, by increasing innovation an... Grants Available to Help Employers Develop Apprenticeships http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16086 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 8800 15:18:50 -0800 Employers are invited to apply for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) grant to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health c... Resources for child care providers http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15965 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 2400 15:18:42 -0800 A 2015 poll by The Washington Post showed that 75 percent of mothers and half of fathers had passed up on employment opportunities, switched jobs, or quit a job because they lacked paid leave or child... Ensuring students are career ready http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15964 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A recent National Federation of Independent Business poll found that 45 percent of small businesses couldn’t find qualified applicants to fill job openings. Solving this “skills gap”... The best care, close to home http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15420 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Mayo Clinic is world-renowned for providing superior healthcare. Redwood County residents are fortunate to have access to the Mayo Clinic’s Springfield office, which has satellite services i... Redwood Area Hospital looking into ‘business transaction’ with CentraCare http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15627 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Redwood Area Hospital is at a crossroads. That is what Bryan Lydick, hospital CEO, told the Redwood Falls city council Dec. 5 as part of its meeting. Lydick was in attendance to talk about a... Redwood Area School District, Lower Sioux receive $10,000 innovation award http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15626 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In 2016, the Lower Sioux Community and the Redwood Area School District co-hosted a cultural competence day for the entire staff of the local school district. The event was such a success, it is be... Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15790 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business Assistance Office at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Developm... Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15624 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has set aside more than $160 million to fund job training and placement programs in the 2018 fiscal year — an amo... HOW THIS MIDWESTERN CITY IS LEADING AMERICA IN RETAIL TECH http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15623 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Last year, the top three executives at workforce management startup Branch Messenger decamped from Pasadena, California–based Idealab, the United States’ oldest surviving technology i... The Millennial Worker http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15622 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota’s labor force is undergoing a major shift. With baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring from the workforce, millennials (those born between 1981 and 1999) are replacin... Involving the community in education http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15419 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 8000 15:17:00 -0800 “We should not only use the brains we have but all that we can borrow.” ~Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson’s wise words can be applied to many aspects of life, including cooperative p... What’s Apprenticeship? http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15621 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 8000 15:17:00 -0800 What do a pipefitter, plumber and bookbinder have in common? These three occupations are among over 100 Minnesota occupations training over 10,500 apprentices in a formal system of traini... Plum Creek Wind Farm would deliver power to three area counties http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15729 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 8000 15:17:00 -0800 If you’ve ever wondered when the next wind turbines will be going up in the region, wonder no more. Plum Creek Wind Farm, a proposed wind farm that will rise from the ground about 7 miles sou... Planners face key choices for wind farm http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15730 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 8000 15:17:00 -0800 It could be more than a year before the first new wind towers appear in rural Westbrook, but crucial decisions are underway right now. When the project is finished, Plum Creek Wind Farm will easily... Tapping into the 55-Plus Workforce http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15620 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 1600 15:16:52 -0800 The struggle is on both sides: Employers looking for workers and seniors looking for meaningful employment. One solution: DEED’s Senior Community Service Employment Program &nd... Job Expansion in Minnesota: Eight Years Strong http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15619 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 23 Feb 5200 15:16:43 -0800 In September, the Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.2 percent.  The state gained 6,400 jobs in September. Over... Startup Successes http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15618 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Did you know: Minnesota is no. 16 in venture capital dollars Minnesota startups have found great success in Minnesota over the last few years, despite challenges like raising capital (we’re n... Redwood Valley robotics program receives a $5,000 Monsanto grant http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15242 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Students at Redwood Valley schools have found outside support as they use robots to build their skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund recently awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to Redw... Carris Health agreement signed, established as of Jan. 1 http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15587 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The final step in what has been months in the making took place Dec. 27, when leaders from Rice Memorial Hospital, ACMC Health and CentraCare Health signed the final agreement to establish Carris Heal... Redwood Valley ag program receives an America’s Farmers Grow Communities Monsanto Fund grant http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15241 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Redwood County farmer Andrew Rasmussen has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Redwood ... Native Canadian, Dr. Evan Adams, encourages Redwood Valley High School students to find their own life balance http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15240 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 "Be resilient.” “Make the most opportunities when they come your way.” “Keep well, and keep happy.” These are just some of the messages Dr. Evan Adams share... The importance of quality childcare http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15418 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Increasingly, in order to make ends meet, more parents have to work full time outside the home. They’re working longer hours too. This makes having access to quality childcare options all the mo... Southwest Health and Human Services facing a financial shortfall http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15538 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Southwest Health and Human Services is projecting a year-end deficit. Those words were shared with the Redwood County Board of Commissioners at a recent meeting by Beth Wilms, the new director of Sout... Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.3 Percent in October http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=15617 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Jobless rate is lowest since October 2000 Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent in October to 3.3 percent, its lowest level in 17 years, according to seasonally adjusted figures rele...