October 4, 2017 – The Federal Economic Development Administration has awarded Region Nine Development Commission funding to develop and implement the first ever South Central Minnesota Agriculture Resilience Plan. The project will build on completed regional planning initiatives previous done by Region Nine and work towards creating a cohesive strategy for resilient agriculturally based communities […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Region Nine Development Commission based in south central Minnesota has received a 2017 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Region Nine Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan. With support from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Region Nine created a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation […]
ST. PETER, MINN. – St. Peter residents came together for a community conversation on race Wednesday night. The Region Nine Development Commission has teamed up with the YWCA of Mankato and the Greater Mankato Diversity Council to host forums in seven rural towns in South Central Minnesota.
MANKATO — Pick a calamity — drought, flooding, pathogens, parasites, tornadoes, wildfires — and you are likely to see more of them in the coming years as climate change continues to alter south-central Minnesota.
With support from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Region Nine has created a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Plan.
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There are many different pieces to solving a workforce shortage in a region. One piece, as identified in Region Nine’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (), is the support of educational attainment.
South central Minnesota is in the early stages of a workforce shortage. The notion bounced around in workforce planning circles, economic development discussions and human resources departments is that the solution to this shortage is to lean on a growing minority population.
Jan. 23, 2017 – Ashley Aukes, Communications Specialist for Region Nine Development Commission, has been named a Certified Solution Provider by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than 650,000 small organizations worldwide.
- Group aims for inclusionApril 27, 2018 - 11:30 am
Fairmont – Last October, several dozen people participated in a community discussion on race at Fairmont Elementary School. Two weeks ago, a follow-up discussion occurred, and on Thursday a third meeting took place to continue the conversation. The discussion was led by Bukata Hayes, executive director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, who was working in […]
- April E-NewsletterApril 23, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Grant opportunities, new staff and more! Read about it all in Region Nine’s April 2018 E-Newsletter. Read Now
- Forum at TCU generates discussions on diversity, racial equityApril 17, 2018 - 11:32 am
According to Jessica O’Brien of the Region Nine Development Commission, the white population in Le Sueur County is projected to decrease in the years to come while other racial populations remain the same or increase. O’Brien offered this information at a forum on race held Monday evening, April 16 in the Tri-City United High School cafeteria. […]
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