CAPITOL CHATTER Greater Minnesota cities push economic development plan
Businesses outside of the Twin Cities need a boost, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities says, and asks legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to provide help.
The most dramatic example of greater Min... Posted on 1/17/12 at 5:08 AM
Cheryl Matter is senior program director at BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
WORTHINGTON — The campus of UCLA may be far removed from the southwest Minnesota prairie, but it’s not difficult for Cheryl Matter to draw comparisons between the two.
Research laboratory is next project slated for completion
WORTHINGTON — What began as a challenge from the Blandin Foundation nine years ago — a challenge for Worthington city leaders to identify an economic development opportunity within the community — has now grown to include a bioscience curriculum at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, development of the Biotechnology Advancement Center in the bioscience park, an annual Bioscience Conference and a heightened awareness of research and entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in the growing industry
WORTHINGTON — C.K. Blandin Foundation is seeking four project proposals promoting the use of broadband technology in Nobles County, and has $100,000 in federal stimulus money to distribute between four or more eligible endeavors.
USDA official to speak at March 25-26 event
WORTHINGTON — An employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been tapped to be one of the primary speakers at the annual Bioscience Conference next month.
Council approves $16,200 for economic development group
WORTHINGTON — After careful scrutiny and asking many questions, the Worthington City Council Monday approved the release of $16,200 from the 2010 economic development levy for the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp.
USDA dollars will help small businesses
WORTHINGTON — USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer was in Worthington Friday to present the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC) with a $99,900 grant to benefit small businesses within Nobles County.
Structure in Bioscience Park has been empty since construction WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Commissioners provided a clear message during a Tuesday morning board meeting with Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. manager Glenn Thuringer — they want to get the spec building in Worthington’s Bioscience Park sold.
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