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February 8, 2013
New direction for N. London, Minn., economic development
NEW LONDON — After trying to do double duty as the City Council and Economic Development Authority for the last year and a half, the New London...
February 8, 2013 - 10:59pm
January 10, 2013
EDC in Willmar, Minn., to start over with search for ag specialist
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is starting over in its search for a new agriculture and renewable energy specialist — but this time the position will be advertised as full time instead of part time. Agency officials said they...
January 10, 2013 - 11:18pm
December 13, 2012
EDC in Willmar, Minn., finalizes priorities for next year
WILLMAR — Business retention, support for economic development efforts by individual cities in Kandiyohi County, and promotion of the Willmar Industrial Park, MinnWest Technology Campus and the new University of Minnesota Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center will all be at the...
December 13, 2012 - 11:22pm
October 26, 2012
EDC approves 2013 budget; spending and revenue remain flat
WILLMAR -- Governing board members of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission voted Thursday to adopt a 2013 budget that's virtually unchanged from this year. The budget calls for spending $506,707 next year on programs and staffing, and taking in...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
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
August 10, 2012
Kandiyohi Co., Minn., hopes to be in running for dairy research, teaching center
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture this week announced the formation of a new Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority whose main task will be to oversee the development of a dairy research and teaching facility. Expect Kandiyohi County to make an...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
July 14, 2012
EDC in WIllmar, Minn., to leave tax levy the same for fourth year in a row
WILLMAR -- For the fourth year in a row, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has opted for no change in its property tax levy. Board members voted this week to leave the levy for the 2013 budget at the same level it has been for the past three...
July 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
EDC in Willmar, Minn., votes to help with startup funding for student robotics contest
WILLMAR -- Saying it will help boost youth interest in technical careers, the operating board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission voted Thursday to help with the startup funding for a student robotics contest. The EDC's $5,000 contribution...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
EDC in Willmar, Minn., votes to acquire client management software
WILLMAR -- The operating board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission voted Thursday to invest in software to develop and maintain a client database. The move will give the EDC several capabilities it hasn't had before, staff members told the...
May 11, 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
EDC planning to hit the road in 2012 with its meeting schedule
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission hopes to increase its countywide presence by taking to the road this year. Members of the joint operations board decided Thursday to hold at least two of their meetings this year in towns outside...
January 13, 2012 - 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
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