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October 29, 2012
Letter: Some advice for city leaders
We have a great city in Willmar! The people and business community of Willmar have worked together to grow our community to where it is today. We are not done. We need to continue our work on economic development and job creation diligently.
October 29, 2012 - 11:15am
October 15, 2012
Economic Development Commission works to prioritize goals for 2013
WILLMAR -- By next month, the operating board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission hopes to whittle down a long list of potential goals and identify priorities for the coming year. Board members reviewed the three-page list during a meeting...
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am
October 13, 2012
EDC to fill position, close MinnWest office
WILLMAR -- A vacant staff position will be filled for an agriculture and renewable energy specialist with Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The position will return to part time, however, and the office location that had been maintained on the...
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 26, 2012
EDC debates goals, priorities for economic development
WILLMAR -- Is the addition of more jobs the best strategy for Kandiyohi County to promote economic growth? Should there be more emphasis on creating jobs that pay well?
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
EDC defers contribution to Angel Network
ATWATER -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is holding off on a decision whether to help fund the Minnesota Angel Network for a second year, saying it wants more information on how well the organization is meeting its goals. Members of the...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Economic development board adopts guidelines for funding requests from Kandiyohi County, Minn., community
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission adopted guidelines Thursday for handling funding requests from community groups. Board members and economic development officials hope it will help make the process more clear and consistent. "It's...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Commentary: Government is a drain on economic liberty of all
WASHINGTON -- In 1927, seven years before the board game was created, Washington state decided to play monopoly. It gave a private interest the exclusive right to operate a ferry on 55-mile long Lake Chelan in the northern Cascade Mountains.
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Kandiyohi County partners with Minnesota Angel Network: EDC to connect tech entrepreneurs with resources, investors
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County has joined forces with a statewide initiative to bring together early-stage entrepreneurs and financial backers, a move that's expected not only to spur economic growth but also to beef up Minnesota's capacity in the technology sector. The Kandiyohi County...
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
April 29, 2011
EDC votes for full-time ag specialist position
WILLMAR -- Spurred by a growing number of agribusiness and renewable energy initiatives, the governing board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission voted unanimously Thursday to make the agency's ag specialist position a full-time one. The move...
April 29, 2011 - 12:00am
February 28, 2011
Minnesota gets $1.2 billion in good news on economic forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new budget deficit reportedly will be about $5 billion, down from $6.2 billion. Still, the state faces a massive deficit that legislators and the governor will debate through the spring. The $5 billion figure for the next two-year budget was reported before...
February 28, 2011 - 10:29am
Minnesota to get economic forecast update today
ST. PAUL -- A new economic forecast today will show whether Minnesota's $6.2 billion deficit has shrunk since late last year. Officials release their assessment of state finances at a Capitol news conference after briefing Gov.
February 28, 2011 - 9:22am
January 14, 2011
EDC to ask county to support on-farm worker housing
WILLMAR -- Saying that zoning policies should support and not hamstring local farmers, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will ask the Kandiyohi County Board to revise its ordinance on allowing multi-unit housing on farm sites. "There is a need,"...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Potential, challenges for biomass energy sources outlined at local forum
WILLMAR -- From corn cobs to sugar beet pulp, researchers and entrepreneurs are studying how to turn biomass into a feasible -- and cost-effective...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Letter: A study that isn't needed
As I understand it, the state has given $55,000 to "study" the reason that businesses and industries are having such a hard time setting up here in Minnesota. Study? There is no need to study from my perspective. The main problem is in three parts. First: DEED, the people that...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Federal disaster loans available in Redwood and YM counties
ST. PAUL -- Businesses that suffered damages in floods that struck southern Minnesota in September may be eligible for $10 million in loans from the Minnesota Investment Fund offered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Yellow Medicine and Redwood counties...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am