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December 5, 2013
Willmar council members debate EDC reserves and budget
WILLMAR — Three Willmar City Council members this week debated the pros and cons of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s $734,751 reserves. The discussion came during council consideration of the EDC’s 2014 budget, which ultimately was...
December 5, 2013 - 11:17pm
November 30, 2013
Letter: Tell council to cut EDC reserve
The West Central Tribune’s Nov. 27 online edition carried a report from the Reuters News Service, “2013 farm income highest in U.S. in 40 years.” Other highlights: net farm income has been on an upward trend for over a decade; the rise in production expenses is slowing; farm...
November 30, 2013 - 12:01am
November 14, 2013
EDC director responds to criticism of the agency
WILLMAR — The executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission came to the organization’s defense this week, issuing a formal response to allegations by a board member that the EDC is falling short. “It was a situation that I felt...
November 14, 2013 - 11:30pm
Commentary: The facts on Kandiyohi Co./ Willmar EDC’s performance
The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is a legislatively recognized “joint powers.” The EDC is a collaborative effort by the two elective bodies recognizing the potential for improving the economy at a cost-effective basis. The EDC started operations...
November 14, 2013 - 5:00am
November 5, 2013
EDC board member calls for dissolving joint powers agreement between city, county
WILLMAR — Saying the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is failing to serve the city’s best interests,...
November 5, 2013 - 11:39pm
October 31, 2013
Editorial: EDC goes proactive in its goal setting
Some wise leadership stepped forward this week as the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission developed its goals and work plan for 2014. While there was no major change in directions, the EDC set forth goals clarifying how best to target the organization’s...
October 31, 2013 - 5:00am
October 29, 2013
Commission setting work plans, goals for the EDC
WILLMAR — As the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission works on setting goals and developing a work plan for 2014, the organization is looking at a more clearly defined focus. No major changes in direction are contemplated. But at a planning session...
October 29, 2013 - 11:34pm
October 10, 2013
EDC seeks renewal of office lease but will study other locations
WILLMAR — The office of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will stay where it is, at least for now, but staff will continue looking at other locations. Members of the EDC joint operations board came to this conclusion Thursday after...
October 10, 2013 - 11:18pm
September 12, 2013
EDC hears firsthand about Spicer economic successes
SPICER — Examples of economic development successes weren't hard to find when the joint operations board of the Kandiyohi County and City...
September 12, 2013 - 11:44pm
August 8, 2013
EDC continues to wrangle over budget issues
WILLMAR — As heated discussion continues on the budgeting process for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, members of the EDC operating board decided Thursday to hold a session in September focusing entirely on the 2014 budget. The board...
August 8, 2013 - 11:00pm
August 4, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., votes to hold the line once again on tax levy
LAKE LILLIAN - A recommendation to hold the line on the property tax levy next year for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission was upheld Thursday by the EDC governing board. Members of the joint powers board voted to keep the tax levy at $455,000...
August 4, 2013 - 11:27pm
July 11, 2013
EDC board turns down staff request to increase levy
RAYMOND -- A request to increase the 2014 levy for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission was rejected Thursday by the operations board. The EDC has not increased its levy since 2009 and has been "quite frugal" with its budget, said Director Steve...
July 11, 2013 - 11:19pm
Raymond, Minn., touts its economic health
RAYMOND -- Community leaders from Raymond touted their vibrant economic health during a meeting conducted here Thursday by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The EDC has been holding meetings in towns throughout the county as a way to learn about...
July 11, 2013 - 11:17pm
June 16, 2013
Economic Development Commission to apply for entrepreneurship grant
SUNBURG — Hoping to harness the forces of a changing economy, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will seek a $100,000 federal grant promoting entrepreneurship. Members of the EDC joint operating board voted Thursday to apply for the rural...
June 16, 2013 - 10:53pm
April 29, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., to continue Chamber membership
WILLMAR — The joint powers board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission split 4-2 last week on a vote to retain the EDC’s membership in the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Support for continuing chamber membership prevailed,...
April 29, 2013 - 11:39pm