News & Events

Small Businesses are a Big Deal

Thursday, September 13, 2018

As described in last month’s blog post, Southwest Minnesota was home to nearly 27,200 nonemployer establishments in 2016. In addition to being a source of...
RADC Offers Grant Writing Expertise

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nonprofits and small municipalities often rely on grant funding to accomplish their missions and keep up with important infrastructure and public works projects. Since 1990, the...
Fun With Statistics

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Recently released data from the Census Bureau shows that the population in Minnesota has increased by 51,556 people in the last year and has experienced a...
Baune’s Catering has your event covered

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The most in-demand caterer in the area is Baune’s Catering in Wabasso. Local businessman and entrepreneur Brian Baune has taken his parents’ successful cafe business in...
Minnesota solar market surges

Friday, August 17, 2018

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...
Redwood County site is an Opportunity Zone

Friday, August 10, 2018

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...
Making Minnesota greater again (and again)

Friday, July 27, 2018

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...
Minnesota solar market surges

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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...
MTO Open for Business in New Global Locations

Monday, July 16, 2018

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...
State Gains 10,200 Jobs in May

Friday, July 13, 2018

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...
Vesta: Choosing a Charming Small Town Life

Friday, June 22, 2018

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...
Altimate Medical acquires Activeaid

Monday, May 14, 2018

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...
Job Training Incentive Program funds

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

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...
State Gains 2,900 Jobs in March

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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...
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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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