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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Enterprise Minnesota - December 2014 Issue -- Tom Mason, writer

When Enterprise Minnesota’s president and CEO Bob Kill traveled recently to Redwood Falls he got to experience first hand how a diverse community of manufacturers can give their community a solid economic base.  Kill was invited by the Redwood Area Development Corporation (RADC) to keynote their annual Manufacturing Week luncheon. Redwood Falls is a prosperous
community of about 5,000 people located a couple hours southwest of the Twin Cities. RADC is considered a well-run and forward-thinking organization thatserves 16 area communities. The day’s chief organizer was Julie Rath, one of two development officers at RADC, whom Kill describes as “one of the best” economic development professionals in the state.

He then toured four local companies that displayed the area’s vigorous diversity.  On the large size was Daktronics, a satellite plant of the $500 million Brookings, SD-based company that is best known for
its electronic LED displays that comprise some of the most sophisticated scoreboards for big-time sports stadiums. The company also designs, manufactures, sells, and services video displays, digital billboards, dynamic message signs, and sound systems. In addition, the company recently completed a 30,000 square foot addition to its 100,000 square foot building to enable building larger products. Click here to read the complete article!

Category: Economic Development, Manufacturing, Redwood County, Daktronics, RVI, Activeaid, Heartland Wood Products