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Think the only thing college kids buy is beer? Think again

May 29, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Study gauges economic impact of MWCTC systemWORTHINGTON — In a recent study, it was determined that Minnesota West Community and Technical colleges generates an annual economic impact of $120 million.
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Drones increase Grand Forks Air Force Base’s economic impact

March 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The economic impact of Grand Forks Air Force Base increased in fiscal year 2012, thanks to its Global Hawk drones, base officials said.
The base released its annual economic impact report this week, which showed a total impact of $203.1 million, up $13.8 million, or 7 percent, from the previous fiscal year. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: SD needs to attract business projects

January 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

We urge members of the Legislature to pursue this idea and see if some sort of compromising solution can be found. Incentives will jump-start business development in South Dakota.

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Midwest economic index rises slightly

December 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump will continue over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states.
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EDC to fill position, close MinnWest office

October 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A vacant staff position will be filled for an agriculture and renewable energy specialist with Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.
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EDC defers contribution to Angel Network

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ATWATER The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is holding off on a decision whether to help fund the Minnesota Angel Network for a second year, saying it wants more information on how well the organization is meeting its goals.
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Trails, scenery are there to make area premier horse riding destination

March 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Turning the Minnesota River Valley from the Upper Sioux Agency State Park to Fort Ridgely State Park into a premier destination for horse riders would seem as easy as connecting the dots.
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Skill mismatch slows post-Sept. 11 veterans’ job search

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Every week, a group of largely unemployed military veterans meets at a Minnesota Workforce Center to practice job interviewing. Many are in their 40s or older, seeking new jobs after losing one to the recession. For them, age isn’t the only obstacle to overcome. Some still need to adjust to a civilian mindset. Continue Reading

Uncertainty prevails in Canada’s financial future

December 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Warning: This economic forecast may be completely off base.
As Canadians close out one of the most unpredictable and tumultuous years of economic activity in recent memory, the future promises only more uncertainty. Continue Reading

Dayton to visit Greenbush fire area today, plus economic development summit in TRF

October 10, 2011 in DL-Online

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will tour the site of the Juneberry 3 fire today and meet and thank firefighters at the Incident Command Center in Greenbush, Minn. Continue Reading