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.
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.
May 11, 2016 – At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, the Mankato/North Mankato ACT on Alzheimer’s team, dressed in purple attire, will be hitting the streets of North Riverfront Drive, Mankato and Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato to encourage local businesses to become more dementia friendly.
A month has passed since a ferocious fire destroyed eight businesses in the heart of downtown Madelia. A drive down Main Street still shows the sight of the ashen debris as a daily reminder.
- Growing the local foods economyAugust 27, 2019 - 9:42 am
This time of year, the farmers’ markets are rich with local vegetables, berries, meats, breads and jams. It’s a visual testament to the abundance of our region and the ever-growing local foods economy that is sustained by consumers who want to buy directly from area farmers. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), we have been […]
- Effects of Del Monte closing ripple through Sleepy EyeAugust 23, 2019 - 9:44 am
SLEEPY EYE — The announcement Tuesday that Del Monte would shutter its sweet corn and pea canning plant in Sleepy Eye is reverberating throughout the community. “We had no idea it was coming. It was just a real unpleasant surprise,” said Kurk Kramer, economic development coordinator for the city. “There’s going to be a big […]
- 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 […]
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