December 2-10, 2022
Münster, Saerbeck, Düsseldorf
An international learning exchange to share best practices in clean energy and building more welcoming communities.
North Rhine-Westphalia calls itself the “diversity state” due to its rural, industrial, and multi-culture population. The state has multiple communities involved with the international exchange with communities from Minnesota, Climate Smart Municipalities, and are leaders in developing clean energy initiatives at a local level.
United Cultures was created to build a thriving and welcoming community for residents in St. James. Its goal is to create a culture of inclusion by providing spaces to grow through sharing, learning, and collaboration and remove barriers to equal opportunities.
This delegation is made possible through support provided by the BUSH Foundation.
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R9 NRW Day 01: Münster
R9 NRW Day 02: Münster and Senden
R9 NRW Day 03: Saerbeck
Learn more about the delegation:
The Region Nine Development Commission’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report (APR) for Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan counties is in development and is in the process of being approved. The CEDS is posted in accordance to EDA’s regulations found in the Federal Register at 13 C.F.R. part 303.
As the designated Economic Development District by the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the nine-county area of South Central Minnesota, Region Nine is required to coordinate and develop the CEDS for the region every five years and submit a supplemental annual performance report for subsequent years.
To view the 2020 APR, click here.