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Feb 15, 2017

Technology and Trades on the Prairie
“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” John H. Schaar Labor Market Infographics Career and College Readiness Programming Technology and Trades on the Prairie brochure

Category: Manufacturing. Site Selector Resources

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Jan 30, 2017

Category: Fort Ridgely Golf Course

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Sep 28, 2016

Strut Your Stuff ppt - Blandin Broadband Communities Grant presentattion - 9/28/16
Redwood County was selected in November of 2014 to be one of 10 Minnesota Communities/Counties to be in the Blandin Broadband Communities consortium.   On February 5, 2015, a county-wide meeting was held to discuss and identify challenge areas around broadband usage in Redwood County, and what our future might look like.   There were projects identified and then over the course of 2015 and...

Category: Redwood County, Blandin Broadband, Strut Your Stuff, Grants

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Sep 14, 2016

Bright Beginnings Loan Program - SWIF
This is a new loan tool designed to support the business of child care by providing capital and business education to those starting or expanding licensed child care (either home or center based) businesses in Southwest Minnesota.

Category: child care loan program

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Aug 29, 2016

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REGION 8: 2015 REGIONAL PROFILE
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...

Category: Site Selectors, CEO Roundtable

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Aug 09, 2016

Category: Ag and Renewable Energy, Site Selector Resources

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Aug 03, 2016

2016 Redwood Connect Technology Training Classes Series II
Our second round of broadband technology training classes are open to all ages to attend!   Please print of the schedule for your review and then register for all the classes you wish to partake in as soon as possible.   Classes are limited to 12 attendees.   TECHNOLOGY SERIES II Lunch & Learn (LL) 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the Month - 11:30am-1:00pm (Please arrive at 11:15 to begin lunch.) Coffee...

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Aug 01, 2016

2016 Redwood County Child Care Survey Results -- 072616
The Redwood County Child Care Task force completed a comprehensive child care needs assessment with area employers and the public to gather input from parents, businesses, and providers on what the need really is currently for day care options in our County! Here is the results for your review and discussion!   Please use the zoom tool to enlarge to read the results on some of...

Category: Childcare survey, Redwood County

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Jul 28, 2016

2016 Redwood County Demographic and Economic Profile
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.

Category: CEO Roundtable, Site Selector Resources

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Jul 27, 2016

2016 Redwood County Statistical Data Profile
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.

Category: CEO Roundtable, Site Selector Resources

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May 04, 2016

Let's Put Our Cities on the Map: Presentation Playlist
This playlist is for Official City Partners of Let's Put Our Cities on the Map. Use these presentations to host workshops for your businesses or to supplement trainings you offer. Redwood Connect....Connecting technology and communities in Redwood County offers technology training classes/opportunities for all citizens and businesses to participate in at our Technology Traning Center located in the lower level of the Redwood County Court...

Category: Let's Put Our Cities on the Map

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Jan 15, 2016

Spatial Analysis Research Center - St. Cloud State University
The Spatial Analysis Research Center ( SARC ) at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota is the leading provider of geo-spatial technology education in the upper Midwest. The Center cooperates with the Department of Geography and other academic departments and campuses to provide degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. In addition, the Center works closely with Sponsored Programs to provide employment and...

Category: Mapping

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Jan 07, 2016

Child Care: Redwood County Community Action Plan - 2016
This report was generated from information gathered at a Redwood County Town Hall meeting on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Redwood Area Community Center.  This initiative is a partnership with First Children's Finance, Southwest Initiative Foundation, and our Community/County to address opportunities around early childhood education and day care needs for our workforce and young families.  The project is called "Greater Than Minnesota"!    Full...

Category: Childcare

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Dec 30, 2015

Regional Workforce Summit -- October 28, 2015
"We’re on the brink of the largest shift in human capital in history! Developing strategies for hiring, retaining, and training the workers who will give businesses a competitive advantage must become the priority."  Sarah Sladek   This is a regional workforce summit designed to attract, develop and retain our region’s advanced workforce by strengthening industry and education partnerships.   The workforce summit will: Identify Innovation Create Strategies That Move People To...

Category: Workforce, Southwest Minnesota, Redwood County Labor Profile

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Dec 22, 2015

Category: Renewable Energy

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Dec 21, 2015

Community Vibrancy and the Greater Redwood Falls Area
The Blandin Foundation contracted with The Improve Group in the fall of 2015 to conduct case studies of two rural Minnesota communities. The Blandin Foundation wanted to learn how they could be the best possible partner for communities in rural Minnesota, and to increase their intentionality in how they interact with communities!  Their staff were particularly interested in learning about community vibrancy:  what makes rural communities healthy,...

Category: Blandin Foundation; Redwood County

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Dec 01, 2015

Category: Broadband, Redwood County;

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Dec 01, 2015

Category: Retail Shopping Redwood Falls

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Oct 22, 2015

Wind Energy Industry Manufacturing Supplier Handbook
Wind Energy Industry Manufacturing Supplier Handbook Information on how your company can become part of the wind energy supply chain.

Category: Manufacturing, Clean energy, wind energy, solar

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Aug 17, 2015

Redwood County Farm Family of the Year -- 1983 - 2015
This is a Family Farm Recognition program that is adminsitered with the University of Minnesota Extension offices across the State of Minnesota will annual recognition announced on the Thursday of FarmFest each year!

Category: Minnesota Agriculture Resources

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Aug 14, 2015

Redwood County/Redwood Falls Retail Trade Analysis - 2013
Every two years, Redwood County EDC and the RADC work with the University of Minnesota Extension Service and compile a report on the retail climate of the area. Its a great tool to use if you are looking to start a new retail business in one of our 16 communities, or to see what may be impacting your existing business, who is driving traffic to shop...

Category: Site Selector Resources

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May 15, 2015

Rural Issues and Trends Webinar Series - Part 2
The Brain Gain of the Newcomers The population of rural America has changed significantly during the past 40 years, which is commonly referred to as the rural rebound. Nationally, the rural population has increased by 11% since 1970. While retirement and recreational counties account for the bulk of this population growth, the story of rural population change is interesting and nuanced – especially when we consider...

Category: Economic Development; Site Selector Resourcs; Demographics; Brain Gain

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Apr 24, 2015

EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Economic Contribution of the Agbioscience Industry: Southwest Minnesota
ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF AGBIOSCIENCE : SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA 2 INTRODUCTION Agbioscience is “a broad continuum of activity in the development, production, and value - added use of plant and animal organisms for food, health, fuel, and industrial applications” (Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and BioDimensions, February 2013, p.10). Minnesota has a long history of being a leader in the field of agriculture and science, leaving the state with a strong agbioscience industry. In fact, many of Minnesota’s most iconic...

Category: Southwest Minnesota, BioScience

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Apr 23, 2015

"Brain Gain" in Tatanka Bluffs Corridor -- what does this mean?
Troy Krause, Editor, Redwood Falls Gazette Posted Apr. 28, 2015 at 12:01 AM   Every year a new group of students graduates from high school, and then those students from smaller, rural communities opt to leave their hometowns for what they believe are greener pastures. After earning their degrees, the majority of those students are captivated by the bright lights of the big city and find well-paying jobs...

Category: Economic Development; Site Selector Resourcs; Demographics; Brain Gain, Redwood County; Renville County

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Mar 01, 2015

2015 Redwood County Profile
Review our latest statistical and demographic information about Redwood County and our 16 communities.   We annually have this document updated to provide you the best information about what is happening in Redwood County with our economy! Thanks for reviewing and let us know if you have any questions!

Category: Redwood County Labor Profile. Site Selector Resources

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Mar 01, 2015

Rural Issues and Trends Webinar Series - Part 1
This Rural Issues and Trends webinar series is offered by Ben Winchester with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Community Vitality.    Rewriting the Rural Narrative It seems the rural story has already been told. Small towns keep getting smaller.  Churches, schools, clinics, businesses, and now post offices, have closed their doors as the lucky few migrate out to the big cities. This deficit framework dominates how we discuss and...

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Feb 27, 2015

2014 Retail and Service Business Mix of Minnesota's Downtowns -- A tool for analyzing market opporrtunities in Downtown Business Districts
This is a research report from the U of M Extension Center for community vitality done in partnership with CURA and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota!

Category: Retail, Downtown Development

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Feb 27, 2015

Redwood County Labor Profile - 2015
What do employers and site selection consultants look for when considering where to locate or expand their businesses? The bottom line from a half-century of economic research is: the bottom line. In other words, the extent to which a location’s features contribute to lower costs – or higher sales – largely determines the business growth of an area. The impact of a location’s attributes on costs and...

Category: Redwood County Labor Statistics, Site Selector Resources

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Oct 31, 2014

Business and Community Development Resource Guide
Whether you're looking to expand an existing business, relocate from another state, or need regulatory and permitting guidance for a complex startup, expansion or relocation, the resource guide provides you with the information you need to turn your plans to reality.

Category: Business Resource

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May 21, 2014

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program increases the use of renewable energy sources and improves the rural economy. Funding is available to agriculture producers and rural small businesses to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations.

Category: Renewable Energy

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Apr 11, 2014

Occupational Employment and Wages (OES)
This is a great tool the State of Minnesota has to do job descriptions and payroll comparisons for all types of occupations!

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Mar 03, 2014

The Rural Minnesota Community & Economic Development Resource Guide
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has published The Rural Minnesota Community and Economic Development Resource Guide which lists local, state, and national agencies engaged in, or supporting, community and economic development in rural Minnesota.  The guide provides information about supporting rural communities in developing affordable housing, small businesses and farms; increasing community service and entrepreneurship; the availability of technical and planning assistance; and workforce...

Category: Business Resource

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Nov 19, 2013

Redwood County/Redwood Falls Retail Trade Analysis Report -- 2011
2011 Retail Trade Analysis   A tool used to measure the economic health of the local retail economy

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Sep 17, 2013

Why Minnesota: Southwest
Southwest Minnesota is a 27-county region with its own distinct economic advantages. It is a national leader in agricultural production, renewable energy, and is on the cusp of cutting-edge isobutanol chemical manufacturing. With the availability of a quality, low-cost workforce, access to numerous colleges and universities, strong transportation infrastructure, and quick access to Twin Cities markets, southwest Minnesota is a great place to locate your business! In...

Category: Economic Development, Site Selector Resources

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Jul 22, 2013

Redwood Falls Downtown Revolving Loan Fund
The RADC staff administer the Downtown Revolving Loan fund for the City of Redwood Falls.

Category: Downtown Development

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Apr 12, 2013

Redwood County Tax Abatement Application
Redwood County (the “County”) will consider tax abatement requests on a case-by-case basis. This application was approved in conjunction with the approval of the Business Development Policy Resolution, dated March 20, 2012, by the Redwood County Board of Commissioners. The following guidelines provide a uniform set of standards and procedures for Redwood County to follow when utilizing tax abatements in conjunction with Minnesota State Statutes...

Category: Applications, Business Finance Options

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Feb 17, 2013

Category: Redwood County Ag Statistics

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Feb 16, 2013

Doing Buisness in Minnesota (DEED)
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: See Why Minnesota is the best place to live, work and do business.

Category: Business Resources, Start a Business

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Jan 10, 2013

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Jan 01, 2011

2012 Redwood County Economic Profile
Redwood County is home to 15 cities, ranging in size from 70 to just over 5,250 people. Redwood Falls is the county seat and the largest community in Redwood County, with 5,254 people in 2010. That makes it the 138th largest city in the state of Minnesota, similar in size to Morris, St. Paul Park, Isanti, and Zimmerman. But in context, Redwood Falls is the...

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Nov 30, 2010

Biomass Report
This document applies the methodology of the “Template for Estimating County Level Energy Use and Renewable Energy Potential” developed in 2009 for AURI, to Redwood County, Minnesota. This broad analysis of Redwood County found the potential for approximately 138 Trillion Btu per year of renewable energy production from agricultural crop residue, manure and animal wastes, and wind energy. The majority of this dormant resource lies...

Category: Renewable Energy

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Jan 01, 2010

Redwood County/Redwood Falls Retail Trade Analysis -- 2010
A tool used to measure the economic health of the local retail economy.   The University of Minnesota Extension has developed this retail trade analysis program to assist in the economic development of Minnesota towns and cities. These reports are available for all Minnesota counties, for most cities above 5,000 population and for a few cities smaller than 5,000 population. The retail sector of each jurisdiction can...

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Jan 01, 2009

Regional Labor Analyst Handout -- 2009
How Boomers & Rock Stars Are Impacting Our Region Cameron Macht, Regional Analyst

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Jan 01, 2007

Redwood County/Redwood Falls Retail Trade Analysis -- 2007
The University of Minnesota Extension has developed this retail trade analysis program to assist in the economic development of Minnesota towns and cities. These reports are available for all Minnesota counties, for most cities above 5,000 population and for a few cities smaller than 5,000 population. The retail sector of each jurisdiction can be evaluated by comparing its trends to those of other similar jurisdictions....

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Jan 01, 2007

Redwood County Labor Profile - 2007
What do employers and site selection consultants look for when considering where to locate or expand their businesses? The bottom line from a half-century of economic research is: the bottom line. In other words, the extent to which a location’s features contribute to lower costs – or higher sales – largely determines the business growth of an area. The impact of a location’s attributes on costs and...

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Jan 01, 2006

Redwood County/Redwood Falls Retail Trade Analysis -- 2006
The University of Minnesota Extension has developed this retail trade analysis program to assist in the economic development of Minnesota towns and cities. These reports are available for all Minnesota counties, for most cities above 5,000 population and for a few cities smaller than 5,000 population. The retail sector of each jurisdiction can be evaluated by comparing its trends to those of other similar jurisdictions....

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Jan 01, 2003

Redwood County/Redwood Falls Retail Trade Analysis - 2003
The University of Minnesota Extension has developed this retail trade analysis program to assist in the economic development of Minnesota towns and cities. These reports are available for all Minnesota counties, for most cities above 5,000 population and for a few cities smaller than 5,000 population. The retail sector of each jurisdiction can be evaluated by comparing its trends to those of other similar jurisdictions....

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Dec 31, 1969

2012 Redwood County Census
Redwood Falls, Minnesota 2012 Census information.

Category: Census Information

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Dec 31, 1969

Category: Applications

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Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 31, 1969

Category: Business Development, Small Business, Business plans,

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Dec 31, 1969

Category: Economic Development; Site Selector Resourcs;

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Feb 07, 2017

Technology Series III - 2017 Training Schedule - Lunch & Learn
These great series of classes are open to anyone who is interested to attend.   PLEASE pre-register by the Monday before each class so we can reserve a spot for you and notify our instructors how many participants will be in the class!   THANK YOU!   Redwood Area Community Education

Category: Technology Classes - Lunch & Learn

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Feb 07, 2017

Technology Series III - Evening Edition 2017
This Series we are offering for the first time 5 class offerings in the evening the first Wednesday of the month -- February - June!   All great relevant topics for all of you to participate and learn from these great instructors! Register as soon as possible to save your spot -- Space limited to 12 participants!

Category: Technology Classes - Evening Edition

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Jan 29, 2017

Category: RedwoodConnect

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Jan 29, 2017

Category: RedwoodConnect

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Dec 21, 2016

Closing the Opportunity Gap
The Saguaro Seminar is a research initiative that brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to develop actionable ideas for civic renewal. In 2015, the Seminar launched the Closing the Opportunity Gap initiative. The initiative convened five working groups of roughly a dozen of the country’s leading experts in each of five areas: family and parenting, early childhood, K-12 education, community institutions, and “on-ramps,” like community...

Category: Grow Our Own

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Sep 16, 2016

Compare Minnesota
Minnesota has been recognized as America's #1 place to do business – and a top spot to live! See what makes the North different.

Category: Site Selection, Economic Development

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Sep 12, 2016

Rural Pulse 2016
What is Rural Pulse? Rural Pulse is a research study that has been commissioned by the Blandin Foundation since 1998 to gain a real-time snapshot of the concerns, perceptions and priorities of rural Minnesota residents. This initiative was last conducted in 2013 and served to identify trends within significant, complex subject areas such as the economy, education, employment and quality of life.

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Aug 29, 2016

Let's Go Solar
Let's Go Solar.com -- a new resource that provides simple, educational information to help homeowners easily determine if renewable energy is a sound financial choice where they live!

Category: Solar; Renewable Energy

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Jul 27, 2016

Public Health Assessment and Planning
Some of you have maybe seen the results of our Adult Health Survey, so if that’s the case, hit the delete button.  If you haven’t – see the link below.  The results cover healthy eating, physical activity, dental health, tobacco use and exposure, mental health and alcohol use. We have the results by county and for the region.  There is a one-pager that’s a nice...

Category: Public Health

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Jul 26, 2016

Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism
Redwood Falls is nestled along the fertile and picturesque Minnesota River Valley in northern Redwood County in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway. The natural beauty of the area is legendary and the community is rich with frontier and Native American history.  Nearly 5500 residents and over 300 businesses are proud to call Redwood Falls home.

Category: Play

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Jul 26, 2016

Tatanka Bluffs Corridor
  Tatanka Bluffs provides a unique recreation destination for Redwood and Renville Counties shared landscape with the Minnesota River Valley; visitors come to learn about the natural and cultural history of Minnesota while simultaneously enjoying one of the state’s foremost natural treasures. From wineries and golf courses to historic tours and hiking trails, we offer activities the whole family can enjoy. 

Category: Play

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Jul 26, 2016

Minnesota River National Scenic Byway
The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway was fully designated in 1996 by Minnesota State Scenic Byway Commission. The byway was nominated by many groups and individuals including: Western Minnesota Prairie Waters Tourism Coalition Minnesota River Valley Task Force Region 9 Development Commission Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission The affected counties, cities, townships, and state agencies along the byway The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance was formally organized as a...

Category: Play

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Jul 26, 2016

Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority
The Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority (MVRRA) consisting of Carver, Sibley, Renville, Redwood and Yellow Medicine Counties, owns a 94 miles short line railroad track from Norwood Young America to Hanley Falls, MN.  Our line is operated by the Minnesota Prairie Line Inc. (MPLi).  The MPLI connects with the Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) at Norwood Young America providing the MPLI with access to...

Category: Infrastructure

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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.

Category: CEO Roundtable

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Jul 12, 2016

Category: Economic Development, CEO Roundtable

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Jun 10, 2016

Category: Infrastructure, Site Selector Resources

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May 04, 2016

Best Bad Credit Car Loans of 2016
The inexperience of youth, poor financial advice, unexpected loss of employment, or any number of other factors can leave good person in need of a bad-credit car loan. A poor credit history report isn’t always reflective of your character or work ethic. However, it does affect the way a bank or lender sees you. Banks don’t factor in personal character traits when making their decisions....

Category: Auto Financing

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Apr 18, 2016

Carbon Footprint Calculator
  I think your visitors will find those resources useful so I thought I'd share them with you so you can include them on your site.   Many thanks!   Amy

Category: Energy Efficiencies Funding programs

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Mar 25, 2016

Assess Economic Impact of Local Foods Toolkit
New Report from USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Helps Communities Measure the Economic Benefits of Local Food Investments With Real-World Examples and Measurement Tactics

Category: Agriculture, USDA, Farmers Market

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Mar 21, 2016

Category: Signage

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Mar 21, 2016

Minnesota Brownfields: A Resource Guide
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a brownfield as “a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” The EPA estimates that there are over 450,000 brownfield sites across the country. Many brownfields are located in otherwise desirable and accessible locations, but developers tend to be wary of...

Category: Environment

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Mar 01, 2016

2016 Redwood County Community Event Calendar
Our Redwood County Community Event calendar provides you -- citizens & visitors -- with a complete list of weekend events hosted in our communities throughout 2016!     Print and enjoy your visit to Redwood County!  

Category: Redwood County Community Events

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Feb 21, 2016

2015 Broadband Report
Access to broadband remains a critical issue for many Minnesotans, especially those living in rural areas of the state. We know that broadband plays a vital role in connecting people to healthcare, education, and the global economy. Expanded access to broadband in Minnesota provides opportunities for every Minnesotan.

Category: Broadband

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Feb 11, 2016

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
The Center has new tools to help communities – whether a single county, city or multi-county region – take that first step toward building a brighter future. Think of the Center as the GPS for your journey, no matter how long or short!

Category: Business, Entrepreneurship

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Jan 26, 2016

Category: Broadband Funding

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Jan 26, 2016

Community Connect Grants
This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service.

Category: Broadband Funding

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Nov 12, 2015

Category: Broadband

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Nov 12, 2015

Category: Broadband

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May 11, 2015

Impact of Poultry and Egg Production Losses and Poultry Processing Losses Due to the Avian Influenza
In late winter 2015, avian influenza was discovered in a flock of commerc ial turkeys in Minnesota. After the first flock was infected, the virus spread rapidly. As of May 11 , 2015, the disease has been confirmed at 85 turkey and chicken farms in 21 Minnesota counties, r esulting in the direct loss of nearly 5.7 million birds in the state . 1 Approximately 9 percent of all turkeys and 14 percent of all laying chickens have been affected by the outbreak. 2 In 2014, the value of...

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Mar 24, 2015

University of Minnesota Resource Center
Valuable link to great resource tools for research and training!

Category: Research

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Mar 24, 2015

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Feb 27, 2015

Category: Redwood County Labor Profile

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Apr 29, 2014

Veterans Employment Center
The VA launched a new online resource for transitioning Service Members, Veterans and their dependents. The website can help with resume building and other career tools currently offered on a variety of websites together in one place. Employers and Veterans deserve a single, authoritative source for connecting with each other.

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Mar 03, 2014

Minnesota Trucking Companies - Minnesota Freight Shipping Carriers
Follow this link and select the beginning letter of the Minnesota city name to view trucking companies.

Category: Site Selector Resources

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Feb 17, 2014

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Jan 31, 2014

County Tracker 2013: On the Path to Recovery
An analysis of annual changes of four economic performance indicators— economic output (GDP), employment, unemployment rates and home prices—between 2012 and 2013 across the 3,069 county economies reveals that: Click Link to Find Out!

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Jan 30, 2014

Planning for Students' Successful Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment
This is a great resource for education goals and planning! It will provide a comprehensive academic plan for completing a college and career ­ready curriculum premised on meeting state and local academic standards.

Category: Education

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Jan 15, 2014

Scoping an Energy Future Study for Minnesota
Minnesota’s energy future is a matter of choice, not fate. Conducting an energy future study (EFS) offers a rare and valuable opportunity to step back from annual debates over energy policy and take a more measured and longer-term view of the state’s energy trajectory. It is a chance to engage a wide range of stakeholders in weighing together the risks and opportunities of different possible energy...

Category: Renewable Energy

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Jan 15, 2014

The Value of Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Minnesota
Minnesota has established robust clean energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, aiming to obtain 25 percent of electricity from renewable resources by 2025 and reduce GHG emissions by 80 percent (relative to the 2005 baseline) by 2050. The state is additionally evaluating pathways to create an energy system that does not rely on the use of fossil fuels to power the economy.

Category: Renewable Energy

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Jan 15, 2014

White Paper Analysis of Utility-Managed, On-Site Energy Storage in Minnesota
Pursuant to legislation passed in 2013, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Commerce) contracted with Strategen and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to investigate the potential costs and benefits of grid-connected electrical energy storage technology located at the utility customer in the State of Minnesota. The investigation included standalone storage and storage integrated with solar PV, and it considered both residential and commercial customer sites....

Category: Renewable Energy

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Jan 13, 2014

Sales/Use Tax for Storage & Warehousing Services
Starting April 1, 2014, business-related storage and warehousing services are subject to sales and use tax.   Minnesota sales and use tax is due when a business buys storage or warehouse services for its tangible personal property, except as noted below. “Tangible” refers to property that can be seen, weighed, measured, felt or touched. The tax does not apply to digital storage services. Storage and warehousing services are subject...

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Nov 20, 2013

SizeUp
If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise.

Category: Start a Business

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Aug 08, 2013

Fighting for an American Countryside - Voices from Minnesota
from "Fighting for an American Countryside" by Ground Level and MPR News. http://mpr.org/americancountryside Video by Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber - ackermangruber.com People in rural Minnesota are battling small-town decline with determination, resourceful thinking, and unwavering belief. An MPR News Ground Level project By Jennifer Vogel Photos and video by Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber

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Jul 29, 2013

CR Planning
The Minnesota Solar Challenge CR Planning is working with state agencies, renewable energy advocates, and business organizations to better address solar energy development in local plans, development regulation, and permitting processes. The Minnesota Solar Challenge, administered by the Minnesota Division of Energy Resources, works with local governments to create a self-sustaining solar energy industry in Minnesota and enhance opportunities for homeowners and businesses to use their...

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May 09, 2013

(BR&E) Business Retention and Expansion Program ( U of M)
Retaining and expanding existing businesses is a surer economic development bet than recruiting new ones from other towns. Extension helps communities understand local business needs and respond - so that businesses stay, grow, and become more committed to the community. Our BR&E Strategies program gets the broader community involved in comprehensive business retention and expansion planning. We also offer here case studies, community stories, reports and...

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May 09, 2013

U of M Extension -- Community Leadership and Engagement
Looking for ways to revitalize your community?

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Apr 18, 2013

Explore Redwood County Map
Explore Redwood County... You'll be surprised what you'll find!

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Apr 12, 2013

Business Assistance Application
Download the Business Assistance Application here!

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Feb 19, 2013

BusinessUSA
BusinessUSA.gov, a Presidential initiative designed to help small business and exporters Discover opportunities, Connect with the right resources and Grow was recently re-launched. BusinessUSA is the first fully integrated federal website, reflecting a new level of collaboration among federal agencies and a stronger commitment to more streamlined and efficient customer service.

Category: Start a Business, Business Resources

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Feb 17, 2013

Downtown Research & Development Center
For more than 50 years, the Downtown Research & Development Center has provided a forum for exchanging news, information and ideas on how to rebuild the hearts of our cities.

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Feb 17, 2013

Redwood County Ag Statistics
USDA's NASS Minnesota Field Office is operated in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Category: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiencies Funding programs

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Feb 17, 2013

Institute of the Environment: U of M
We envision a future in which sustainable agriculture feeds the world; renewable energy powers healthy homes, efficient vehicles and flourishing businesses; every person has access to food, clean water and shelter; oceans, lakes and rivers are unimpaired; cities have vibrant economies, neighborhoods and cultures; and thriving ecosystems support thriving economies and societies.

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Feb 17, 2013

Minnesota Project
As part of its Farm Energy Efficiency Program, The Minnesota Project has created the following resource center to help interested parties learn more about on farm energy efficiency. The resource center contains a collection of the most relevant information relating to on farm energy efficiency. From specific information concerning the most efficient milking pump technology, to do-it-yourself farm energy audit tools, we aspire for this...

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Feb 17, 2013

Category: Renewable Energy, Minnesota Agriculture Resources

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

YES: Youth Energy Summit
YES! empowers youth to partner with their community to create economic and environmental vitality through hands-on learning and team-based projects.

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 17, 2013

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Feb 16, 2013

Checklist for Starting a Business
The checklist below provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

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Feb 16, 2013

Entrepreneur Education Opportunities
Meet with a business consultant to have your business questions answered. During this one-hour session you will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities of business ownership, whether you are considering starting a business or have an existing business. There is no charge to participants but registration is requested.

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Feb 16, 2013

Entrepreneur Education Opportunities in Marshall
Meet with a business consultant to have your business questions answered. During this one-hour session you will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities of business ownership, whether you are considering starting a business or have an existing business. There is no charge to participants but registration is requested.

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Feb 16, 2013

CORE
We want you to succeed, which is why we have developed new tools and resources for you in our online education section. Find out what it takes to get your dream moving forward.

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Feb 16, 2013

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Feb 16, 2013

Need to write a business plan?
Are you interested in starting a business? Creating a business plan is one of the most important steps you will take because the plan serves as your road map for the early years of your business. The business plan generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to reach its yearly milestones including revenue projections. A well thought out...

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Feb 01, 2013

Fresh Energy
Fresh Energy works daily for a future where energy production stimulates local economies, efficiently harnessing clean, homegrown electricity sources like wind and solar power. One where pollution is a thing of the past, where the energy we need doesn’t harm the people we love. And one that reflects Midwesterners’ love and respect for our lakes, prairies, and forests – for our sake and beyond.

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Jan 24, 2013

USDA Atlas of Rural and Small Town America
ERS promotes the well-being of rural America through research and analysis to better understand the economic, demographic, environmental, and social forces affecting rural regions and communities. In collaboration with other USDA agencies, ERS research helps provide rural residents and community and business leaders with the knowledge and skills to help their communities thrive in the global economy. The objectives of the Atlas are: To provide a spatial...

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Jan 01, 2013

Redwood Falls Public Utilities
Street Address 333 South Washington Street Redwood Falls, MN 56283 Mailing Address PO Box 526 Redwood Falls, MN 56283-0526 Normal Hours Phone: 507.637.5755 Emergency/Outage After Hours Phone: 507.627.8430 Fax Number: 507.637.2417

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Jan 01, 2013

IRS Checklist for Starting a Business
The checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

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Jan 01, 2013

Minnesota Mentors
We named the program the “Small Business Management Core” because guess what? It focuses on the CORE skills you need to run a small business. It’s the antidote to your frustration. And it will, without a doubt, illuminate a path for you through the chaos of creating a new future.

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Jan 01, 2013

SBA Business Plan Template
Are you interested in starting a business? Creating a business plan is one of the most important steps you will take because the plan serves as your road map for the early years of your business. The business plan generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to reach its yearly milestones including revenue projections. A well thought out...

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Jan 01, 2013

ADA Compliance Guide for Small Towns
The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation, State and local government services, telecommunications, and in the goods and services provided by businesses. Small towns offer a variety of essential programs and...

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Jan 01, 2013

Minnesota Main Street Program
  Minnesota Main Street, a program of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, provides participating local Main Street organizations with the training, tools, information, and networking they need to be successful in their downtown revitalization efforts.

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Jan 01, 2013

Redwood Falls Relocation Guide
The Redwood Falls Port Authority, as the city's economic development arm, consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Port Authority is responsible for planning, guiding, directing, and implementing the city's overall economic development plan. Updated in 1995, this 25-year plan is the city's "roadmap" for growth and development. It describes current and projected land uses, transportation and utility development, as...

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Jan 01, 2013

US Farm Data
US Farm Data.com™ exists for one reason, to help you reach your target market of Farmers and Ranchers. With a database of over 2.5 Million Farmers and Ranchers, US Farm Data™ can get you the data you need to not just market to the farm community, but to pick and choose the best prospects for your business. It doesn't matter if you target small Family Farms or...

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Jan 01, 2012

Redwood County US Census Results
Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report

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Jan 01, 2011

MN Atlas Online
On this page you will find access to 100+ digital maps based on our most popular publications, the Atlas of Minnesota 2nd Edition. This publication was released in 2003 through a partnership with University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Blandin Foundation. These maps provide data for Social and Economic Characteristics of Minnesota. Maps are continuously updated as new data becomes available.

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Jan 01, 2011

Redwood Falls Airport Information Sheet
Our municipal airport has hanger space, a terminal building with 4,000 sq ft available on the second level for an aviation/technology related business with access to high speed broadband.

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Jan 01, 2010

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Jun 14, 2009

Redwood Falls Rotary Club Fly-In Breakfast
Alexandria Rotarians Craig Mische, Tim Bush, Lee Hockert and Dr. James Mann flew into Redwood Falls in fellow Rotarian Fred Bursch's plane for the Annual Redwood Falls Rotary Fly-In breakfast.

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Jan 01, 2009

Regional Demographic Profile -- 2009
Southwest Minnesota’s distinguishing industries include food manufacturing, crop and animal production, chemical manufacturing (which includes ethanol and biodiesel production), truck transportation, hog and pig farming, animal slaughtering and processing, and agriculture production support activities. All of those are in the goods-producing domain – primarily in manufacturing and agriculture-related specialties. Southwest Minnesota also has a strong concentration of employment in government-owned hospitals and nursing care facilities,...

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Jan 01, 2008

MN Land Economics Map
University of Minnesota's online land value mapping tool.

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Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 31, 1969

Redwood Falls Census 2011
Redwood Falls, Minnesota 2011 Census information.

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Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 31, 1969

Center for Rural Policy and Development
Please take a moment to check out our Website. You will find links to CRPD’s Publications (Newsletters and Commentary), Online Atlas, Radio Show, and the Rural MN Journal; other useful links can be found on the Rural Links page. For more information on becoming a member check out our Membership page or feel free to contact us by any of the means provided. We welcome...

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Dec 31, 1969

SW MN Center of Rural Entrepreneurship (CORE)
Online Education Webcasts Starting a Business Business planning is critical to successfully starting and building a business. CORE provides the direction, tools and resources needed to write a winning business plan that validates your ideas and helps you focus on each aspect of the plan. Taking the time to watch the Starting a Business Class is a good business investment.   Creating a Marketing Plan A marketing plan is your...

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Dec 31, 1969

Tips on Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
I came across your website while researching about ways to make our home more energy efficient and reducing heating bills.  We just moved into a new house and were quite surprised with how much our energy bills cost last winter. Anyway, just wanted to say I found the information on your site really useful!   I think visitors will find those resources useful so thought I'd...

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Dec 31, 1969

Category: CERTS, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

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Dec 31, 1969

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Dec 13, 1901

ADA Compliance Guide for Small Businesses
This guide presents an informal overview of some basic ADA requirements for small businesses that provide goods or services to the public. It omits many of the “legal” terms that are found in the ADA and its regulations. But because it would be misleading to separate any explanation of ADA requirements from the law, refer- ences to key sections of the regula- tions or other...

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"Just wanted to say thank you for a great tour of Redwood Falls....it is so wonderful to see a community with such beauty and awareness of its potential by the way Redwood Falls promotes itself and the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the growth and remarkable natural setting that the area provides....what a pleasant and unexpected surprise!!! Thank you again for taking the time to show us your beautiful city and all it has to offer....anyone would be pleased to visit and locate there!"

Jackie Buysse

Virtual Tour

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