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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
June 29, 2016 – On Wednesday, June 29th, six Mankato businesses received Dementia Friendly @ Work educational session presented by Mankato/North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer’s volunteers.
June 22, 2016 – Region Nine Development Commission takes area leaders through Blue Earth and Watonwan counties on their fourth annual bus tour. Watch the KEYC news story.
May 5, 2016 – Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill while also helping the environment? Benefitting from solar energy is no longer only available to those who can afford and utilize solar panels on their homes.
- 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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