Economic Gateway http://www.radc.org Redwood Area Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:34:57 -0700 en-us 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... New Assisted Living Facility Opening in Wabasso http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17438 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In the next several decades, the population of older adults in America is expected to double. More than a quarter of all seniors live in rural areas. This shifting demographic combined with small town... Gov. Dayton Submits Opportunity Zone Recommendation to U.S. Treasury http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17360 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gov. Mark Dayton today recommended to the U.S. Department of Treasury 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designated as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones are a new economic... Job Training Incentive Program funds http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17313 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 We are getting low on Job Training Incentive Program funds. We have about $180,000 remaining for FY18. As such, any businesses that are interested in the JTIP program should be informed of the current... State Gains 2,900 Jobs in March http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=17062 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota employers added 2,900 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  DEED added th... Redwood Area Hospital honored by patient, athenahealth, Inc. http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16562 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Standing in the waiting room area near the emergency room at the Redwood Area Hospital, Craig and Cindy LaBrie talked about the life-saving efforts performed by the Redwood Area Hospital. They are ... Belview residents, businesses answer call to raise funds for Parkview facility in a matter of hours http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16561 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The City of Belview is a community made up of just a few hundred residents. However, those who call the Redwood County town home have demonstrated they are committed to making Belview the best it c... Redwood Area Hospital occupational therapist earns credential as expert in upper limb rehab http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16560 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The loss of hand function through injury or disease can devastate lives. The certified hand therapist (CHT) credential offers assurance to the public that the therapist treating them has achieved t... New Minnesota USDA rural development director focused on improving quality of life http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16559 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Brad Finstad understands rural Minnesota. Having grown up in that setting and served in various capacities related to rural Minnesota in both the public and private sector, Finstad has a handle on ... Renville Hosting Career Expo http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16860 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The United States has been experiencing a “skills gap.” In the first quarter of 2017, the National Federation of Independent Business found that 45 percent of small businesses couldn&rsquo... Geronimo Energy moving ahead with plans for wind farm in southwest Minnesota http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16558 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 If all goes as planned the landscape of southwest Redwood County could look quite a bit different in a couple of years. By that time, a project known as Plum Creek Wind Farm could be up and running... Redwood County Pheasants Forever banquet funds making a difference, 2018 event March 17 http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16557 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Scattered throughout Redwood County are a number of dedicated pieces of land that have been established as food plots for animals, such as deer and pheasants. According to Jeff Zajac, Minnesota Dep... Interest for Redwood Valley High School robotics program continues to grow http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16556 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The issue: Demand for programs that feature science, technology, engineering and math are on the rose Local impact: School district is implementing activities, such as robotics, to offer ... Minnesota solar energy employment up almost 50 percent in 2017 http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16555 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota bucked the national trend in solar energy employment in 2017, posting the second highest job growth by state. Nationwide, U.S. solar energy industry employment fell by 4 percent or 9,800 ... Formula for Success: Minnesota Biotech & Life Sciences http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16554 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A University of Minnesota spinout company is working to develop an artificial liver that could dramatically reduce the number of patients who die waiting for a liver transplant. Another Minnesota comp... Agricultural Business Feeds Minnesota's Economic Bottom Line http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16553 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Agriculture and food production is a major staple of the Minnesota economy Minnesota’s early economy was built on fur trading and farming, with flour being an early commodity. While the state... State report: Minnesota needs immigrants to fill jobs and maintain economic growth http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16552 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Goodwill and compassion aside, Minnesota needs more immigrants to fill job vacancies, sustain economic growth and expand the labor market, which has been shrinking over the years as baby boomers conti... Importance of dental health http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16321 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Did you know that 75 percent of Americans suffer from some stage of gum disease? Swollen, tender and bleeding gums are some of the early stage symptoms. Good dental hygiene is the best form of prevent... With Interest – Minnesota's Financial Services Growth Spurt http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16551 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Strong financial services yield innovative new companies The financial services sector has long been an anchor of the Minnesota economy, and the banking and asset management firms the state has are... Minnesota ranked as having best average credit rating in nation http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16550 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesotans' noted Midwestern work ethic apparently extends to personal finance. The consumer and business credit rating agency Experian said in its State of Credit report for 2017 th... Minnesota Workers Get a Raise http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16549 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 While Minnesota’s labor market has been getting tighter for several years, one expected outcome of that trend has been late to emerge – wage growth.  But a story by Dave Senf in th... Innovative Career Services Available at Minnesota WorkForce Centers http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16548 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota WorkForce Centers continue to improve services for career seekers across the state. While the WorkForce Centers are known for workshops on job search, the MinnesotaWorks.net job bo... Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available http://www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events/?item=16547 www.radc.org/radc/news-&-events Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Thirty-sixth edition covers major issues faced by people who start businesses ST. PAUL – The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available fr...