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Public Hearing Notice

Region Nine Development Commission will hold its annual FY2021 budget hearing at 6:10p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020 via Zoom. Email Heather Bartelt, executive assistant, at heather@rndc.org for more information The proposed budget is $1,093,470. ###

Region Nine Area, Inc. Utilizes Community Impact Grant From New York Life to Support Surge Youth Leadership Program

MINNESOTA- Region Nine Development Commission’s (RNDC) nonprofit Region Nine Area, Inc. was awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life which will help support the online migration of the Surge Youth Leadership program. The program fosters self-awareness and leadership concepts in youth ages 12 to 18.   The funding has facilitated the development […]

Floyd killing speaks to a moral imperative

The killing of George Floyd and ensuing unrest have ripped open the festering wound of racism that pervades our state and nation. This atrocity reminds us of both the deep inequities in our society and the privileged status many of us hold. I write today because my heart aches for Mr. Floyd, his family, friends, […]

RNDC’s Executive Director Makes Statement Regarding George Floyd

The killing of George Floyd on Tuesday and ensuing unrest have ripped open the festering wound of racism that pervades our state and nation. This atrocity reminds us of both the deep inequities in our society and the privileged status many of us hold. I write today because my heart aches for Mr. Floyd, his […]

Shining Bright: Solar Power Continues Growth

Joel Hanif, community development planner for the Region Nine Development Commission, hopes to help spur even more interest in solar by getting the region qualified as a SolSmart designated region. “There’s no guaranteed funding that comes with it, but it might make Region Nine competitive for other solar programs if there are grants down the […]

Region 9 Issues Statement on George Floyd

The killing of George Floyd on Tuesday and ensuing unrest have ripped open the festering wound of racism that pervades our state and nation. This atrocity reminds us of both the deep inequities in our society and the privileged status many of us hold. I write today because my heart aches for Mr. Floyd, his […]

BCBS of Minnesota Awards $20,000 for COVID-19 Response

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $20,000 in response to COVID-19. An additional $2,500 is being donated by SJP Consulting, to make a total of $22,500. The funds will be given to local food shelves in the communities where the Rural Equity Learning Community (RELC) and Welcoming Communities Project […]

Region Nine In a Unique Position To Help in a Unique Time

By Darin Svenson|April 6th, 2020 Region Nine Development Commission says they’re in a unique position to help businesses and local governments deal with the unique situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicole Grienswic-Mickelson is the executive director of Region Nine. “We’re trying to help determine where the void is in technical assistance and how we can […]

PORTRAITS: Economic development work forged on a reliance of networks

Economic development work doesn’t happen overnight and Waseca Economic Development Coordinator Gary Sandholm does a lot of work behind the scenes with a variety of organizations. Some of that work means contact with the Department of Employment and Economic Development to see what businesses might be looking for a spot that will fit in Waseca. […]