Economic Gateway http://www.radc.org Redwood Area Development Corporation News RSS Feed Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:18:02 -0700 en-us Minnesota named third best state for summer road trips http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18504 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Safety helps make Minnesota one of the best states in the U.S. to take a drive. When the orange construction cones come out, Minnesotans know it’s time to hit the road. Luckily, we live in... In a tight labor market, Minnesota employers look to an under-utilized labor pool: workers with disabilities http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18503 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 On the main floor of the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), Karen Howson is busy arranging piles of flat plastic sheets and transferring them to a nearby production li... This Minnesota Startup Built a National Directory for Women-Owned Businesses http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18502 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MAIA launched earlier this year with a straightforward, single-minded goal: to compile a huge list of women-owned businesses and turn it into an easily-searchable online directory. By developing a ... Redwood County site is an Opportunity Zone http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18271 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gov. Mark Dayton recently recommended to the U.S. Department of Treasury 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designated as Opportunity Zones. Among them is a parcel of land located in R... Workplace diversity program to be held June 22 in Franklin http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18270 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 “Companies that demonstrate inclusive cultures and have a diverse workforce, on average, see 39 percent higher customer service satisfaction, 22 percent higher productivity, higher profitability... Everything You Need to Know About Minnesota’s Startup Incubators and Accelerators http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18501 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Getting a startup off the ground is hard work, but incubators and accelerators are there to help. They provide early-stage companies with essential resources such as a workspace, mentorship, and often... $1.4 million for EV fast chargers available from MPCA http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18570 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 On July 5, the MPCAreleased a request for proposal (RFP) for electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations using Volkswagen settlement funds. The purpose of the grant is to reduce air polluti... Echo Bottle Rockets childcare program set to open http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18269 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ECHO Bottle Rockets Child Care is almost ready to take off, and the center’s staff can’t wait to get going. In the last several weeks, they have been busy at work assembling new cribs, ... More MN workplaces offering 'Summer Fridays' http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18500 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 According to a recent survey more than 40 percent of employees will get out of work early or may not even have to work at all on Fridays during the summer. MINNEAPOLIS - Companies are working hard ... First State, Peoples State banks sign agreement to merge with Minnwest http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18268 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnwest Bank and First State Bank and Peoples State Bank of South Dakota recently announced the signing of an agreement to merge. Completion of the transaction, which is currently expected to occur i... Morton cosmetologist takes salon business, Hair Traveler, on the road http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18267 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The idea of making business mobile is not a new one. There are many who have taken what they do for a living on the road, whether it be in the form of a food truck or in the world of technology. ... Jobs Bounce Back in May – After Weather-related Hiring Pause http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18499 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota’s unemployment rate for May dropped to 3.1 percent, with the addition of 10,200 jobs.    With those gains, the state has added 29,188 jobs in the past year, a 1 percent gr... Farming outside of the box: Southwest Minnesota producers talk about non-traditional operations at SFA meeting http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18264 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 To be productive in farming means to have a good crop. While there are many steps along the way to ensure a good yield each year, from selecting the right seed variety to getting timely rains, ther... Minnesota Business Firms Expect Unchanged Conditions for 2019 http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18498 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Firms point to stability in the state’s overall economy ST. PAUL – Minnesota business services firms feel positive about the economy, with nearly 90 percent expecting sales revenue... Making Minnesota greater again (and again) http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18263 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state's 10 regional development organizations have been helping to guide planning for 50 years. They're also keeping up with the times and providing a template for this year's election... Minnesota solar market surges http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18262 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota’s solar market grew significantly in the first quarter, adding 105 megawatts of power, the fifth most among states during that time, according to data released. Minnesota has total ... In a tight labor market, Minnesota employers look to an under-utilized labor pool: workers with disabilities http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18259 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 On the main floor of the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), Karen Howson is busy arranging piles of flat plastic sheets and transferring them to a nearby production li... Minnesota named third best state for summer road trips http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18258 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Safety helps make Minnesota one of the best states in the U.S. to take a drive.  When the orange construction cones come out, Minnesotans know it’s time to hit the road. Luckily, we l... Need a Financial Boost for Your Startup? MILE Offers Interest-Free Loans http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18257 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Loan applications accepted through July 16 DEED is accepting loan applications through a pilot program designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in ... MTO Open for Business in New Global Locations http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18256 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) has opened seven international representative locations to provide export promotion and assistance to Minnesota companies selling goods and services globally and to at... State Gains 10,200 Jobs in May http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18255 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Unemployment rate drops to 3.1 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Emp... Technology and Trades on the Prairie career institute applicants are sought, deadline is July 6 http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=18266 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Technology and Trades on the Prairie will be hosting its second annual career institute July 17-18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Farmward Cooperative in Morgan. Students in Grades 7-12 are encouraged... Vesta: Choosing a Charming Small Town Life http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17899 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The trend of “brain drain” where young people move from rural to urban areas is slowly starting to reverse itself. People in their 30s-50s have started to move back to small towns, enticed... Changing Times – Changing Faces – Workplace Diversity as a Competitive Advantage http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17423 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 “Companies that demonstrate inclusive cultures and and have a diverse workforce, on average, see 39% higher customer service satisfaction, 22% higher productivity, higher profitability, and less... Altimate Medical acquires Activeaid http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17424 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Altimate Medical, Inc. has acquired Activeaid, Inc., as of May 1, 2018. Altimate Medical and Activeaid have shared synergies in the marketplace, and both product portfolios complement and strengthe...