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.
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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.
New Commissioner, Innovation Index, and more in the latest e-newsletter.
By all indications, the economy of south central Minnesota is flourishing. The unemployment rate is down to three percent, earnings are well above traditional distress criteria, and the region has a robust base of jobs in manufacturing, health care, retail trade and educational services.
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- Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities honors area leadersAugust 2, 2019 - 9:53 am
Eagle Lake’s city administrator and the executive director of Region Nine Development Commission were among the Greater Minnesota leaders who received recognition during a July 25 conference in Bemidji. City Administrator Jennifer Bromeland was presented with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ annual Excellence in Service Award. The annual award is given by the […]
- Region 9, Sleepy Eye awarded grant initiativeAugust 2, 2019 - 9:50 am
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (KEYC) – Region Nine is awarded a $200,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. The grant will be put into a two year project, which will work with two different communities starting with the city of Sleepy Eye. Representatives say, Sleepy Eye was chosen for reasons including […]
- Nicole Griensewic Mickelson receives ‘Friend of the CGMC’ awardAugust 2, 2019 - 9:48 am
Region Nine Development Commission Executive Director Nicole Griensewic Mickelson received the “Friend of the CGMC” Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 25 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Bemidji. The Friend of the CGMC Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have helped advance the interests of Greater Minnesota. In addition […]
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