The Rural Engagement Initiative (REI) is a group of young professionals, led by Region Nine interns and fellows, that look at topics of diversity, inclusion, equity, and sustainability. REI aims to highlight community members, businesses, and community projects and practices within South Central Minnesota that support community, economic, and sustainable development. The group will be presenting new and engaging content each month that will resonate with all age groups. REI believes that engagement from all community members will not only help, but is essential, for regional resiliency and growth.
- Workforce is Hot Issue at LuncheonSeptember 20, 2022 - 9:44 am
Region Nine Development Commission Receives 2022 NADO Impact AwardSeptember 20, 2022 - 9:04 am
Mankato, MN-Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) has been honored with a National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2022 Impact Award for the group’s work with the Region Nine Grower’s Network. The Grower’s Network is a group of local and sustainable farmers that meet to learn from each other and grow the community. The Grower’s […]
Mike Laven Named Chair of Region Nine Development CommissionSeptember 20, 2022 - 8:15 am
Mankato, MN- Region Nine Development Commission (RNDC) named Mike Laven as the Board of Directors Chair. He has served on the commission since 2019 and takes over for Steve Rohlfing whose term ended this year. Laven has served Blue Earth County for over 20 years as an elected official and a volunteer. He was first […]
- 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 310
- Mankato, MN 56001
- (507) 387–5643
- Mon – Fri 8:00 – 4:30
The RNDC Office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3 for staff to attend the Minnesota Association of Development Organizations (MADO) All Staff Retreat.
Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day
we are open until 3:30
The RNDC office is closed most major holidays. Please go to the Calendar for more information.
RNDC staff requests that visitors call ahead or schedule a meeting to ensure COVID-19 precautions are being met.