Region Nine Development Commission Named a Constant Contact Certified Solution Provider

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. 

The Innovation Index

Rural Economy: The Full Picture

Throughout my five years as the Executive Director of Region Nine Development Commission, a question has constantly been asked, “Who speaks for rural MN?”.

Population of retirement aged people grows in last decade

December 9, 2016 – The Greater Mankato area is home to a rising number of elderly people as the baby-boom generation reaches retirement age, which could cause rippling effects on the region. 

Region Nine Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Open for 30-Day Public Review

November 4, 2016 – The Region Nine Development Commission’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties has been developed and is in a 30-day review and comment period.

Rep. Tim Walz Receives NADO 2016 Congressional Partnership Award

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) was honored with a 2016 Congressional Partnership Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for outstanding leadership in promoting federal community, economic, and infrastructure development programs. 

Region Nine Honors Retiring Commissioners

Oct. 12, 2016 – The Region Nine Development Commission held an open house at Turner Hall Wednesday, to honor three retiring commissioners: Brown County Commissioner Jim Berg, Township Supervisor Fredrick Juni and Sleepy Eye Mayor Jim Broich.

Madelia Awarded $100,000 from U.S. EDA

Washington, DC – Following the February 3rd fire in Madelia, the City of Madelia and Region Nine Development Commission worked together to apply for a $100,000 technical assistance grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Region Nine Awarded NADO Innovation Award for the Third Year

WASHINGTON, DC – Region Nine Development Commission, based in Mankato, Minnesota, will be awarded the 2016 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for Creating a Dementia Friendly Community. 

Solar Garden Info Meetings Set

Aug. 12, 2016 – With mammoth solar arrays popping up in south central Minnesota and more being planned, two organizations have scheduled workshops aimed at shining light on the opportunities the community solar gardens present.