July 12 Roundtable Presentations

On July 12, 2016, our Redwood County CEO Roundtable group met together for a discussion on our Labor Pool, Workforce/Talent Development, and how can we work together to attract and promote our job openings collectively to come to Redwood County or return Redwood County for careers in our companies.

  • Luke Greiner, our DEED Labor Analyst presented great information included in his powerpoint below which is public information, and
  • Kary Boerboom, with the SW Private Industry Council (PIC) presented information for employers on work-based training solutions.  Both presentations were well received and timely.  
  • Sam Ziegler, with GreenSeam, from Mankato, gave an overview of this new Agricultural cluster promoting all Ag-related businesses in southern and northern IA and encouraged our attendees to become involved in this greater initiative and cluster!  

Our CEO team will be meeting again in a few weeks to pursue conversation and actions steps to move ahead!   Let us know at the RADC if you would like to join in this group and come up with collective solutions as we are all facing hiring challenges and opportunities in our companies and across the country!   Our students are our best candidate pool and we need to engage them while they are here in their learning years to the great careers we need them to consider as they make their chocies!  

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Aug 29, 2016

Economic Development Region 8 – Southwest includes a total of 9 counties, located in the Southwest Minnesota planning region. Region 8 was home to 117,764 people in 2014, comprising 2.2 percent of the state’s total population. One of only three economic development regions (EDRs) to see a population decline from 2000 to 2014, Region 8 lost 3,953 residents since 2000, a -3.2 percent decline. In...

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Jul 28, 2016

Redwood County Demographic and Economic Profile -2016
The population of Redwood County has been steadily decreasing since at least 1950 when the county had just over 22,000 residents. In the last decade and a half Redwood County’s population growth declined by -8% from losing -1,344 net residents. In comparison the overall population change for Minnesota was +11.6% from 2000 to 2015 from 570,115 new Minnesota residents.

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Jul 27, 2016

Redwood County Statistical Data Profile - 2016
This report will provide you with the factual data statistical charts for labor, income, jobs, demographics, and economics for Redwood County -- hot off the press July 2016 based on 2014 data, and 2015 projections.

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Jul 15, 2016

Work–Based Training Solutions
You do the training and the employee does the learning. The employee learns skills unique to your business and industry. Your business is reimbursed up to 50% of the employee’s wage for the length of the contract.

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Jul 12, 2016

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"Living in the Cities for four years made me appreciate the kind of lifestyle the rural area has to offer.  It is a wonderful place to raise a family, and people are not too busy to wave when passing by or just stop to visit.  I felt a strong desire to bring a form of quality of healthcare back to this area."

Dr. Kyle Pankonin, Lamberton

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