Economic Gateway http://www.fedamn.com Fairmont, MN Economic Development News RSS Feed Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:28:01 -0800 en-us Forward Motion in 2018 http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16072 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Six ways to improve your professional skills Whether you remain in the job market, hit a career slump, or are looking for a career change, making a resolution to improve your professional skil... Innovation http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16071 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 20 Feb 5200 15:18:59 -0800 Minnesota is a great place for innovation Minnesota is a great place for innovation – it’s embedded in our identity. Earlier this year, Minneapolis was named as one of th... Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.1 Percent in November http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16070 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 20 Feb 2400 15:18:42 -0800 Employers eliminate 4,000 jobs Minnesota’s overall unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in November, the lowest level since July 2000, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today... An Unlikely Collaboration Spurs Economic Development in Fairmont http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15888 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 20 Feb 2000 15:17:47 -0800 Many communities around the country are learning that collaboration, rather than competition, is the key to sustainable economic growth. A unique partnership between the Fairmont Area Schools and the ... Development group drafts strategic plan http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15615 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has approved a three-year strategic plan describing its overall mission and its focus on six areas of economic development. “We’re going to u... Building Fairmont’s Economy With Strategic Business Recruitment http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15448 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 20 Feb 8400 15:15:39 -0800 Recruiting a company is one of the most challenging methods of economic development. It also has one of the biggest potential payoffs, particularly for rural areas. The City of Fairmont, Minnesota ... Fairmont planning new hangar http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15208 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Fairmont City Council took the initial step to expand hangar space at the Fairmont Municipal Airport. Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director, told the council there has been a signif... Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15207 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 20 Feb 4400 15:14:53 -0800 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has set aside more than $160 million to fund job training and placement programs in the 2018 fiscal year — an amo... The Millennial Worker http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15206 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota’s labor force is undergoing a major shift. With baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring from the workforce, millennials (those born between 1981 and 1999) are replacin... Tapping into the 55-Plus Workforce http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15205 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The struggle is on both sides: Employers looking for workers and seniors looking for meaningful employment. One solution: DEED’s Senior Community Service Employment Program &nd... Startup Successes http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15203 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 20 Feb 4000 15:13:58 -0800 Did you know: Minnesota is no. 16 in venture capital dollars Minnesota startups have found great success in Minnesota over the last few years, despite challenges like raising capital (we’re n... Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.3 Percent in October http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=15202 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Jobless rate is lowest since October 2000 Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent in October to 3.3 percent, its lowest level in 17 years, according to seasonally adjusted figures rele... Local Revolving Loan Fund Supports Entrepreneurs http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=14809 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For decades, Americans have preferred the convenience of one-stop-shopping for all of their groceries. But a growing consciousness in recent years about quality, buying local and knowing where food co... Design firm opens up shop http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=14781 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A couple of recent posts on social media offered an opinion that Five Lakes Centre in Fairmont is empty, that it has nothing to offer, but that is far from the truth, says Dahmon Gullord, mall manager... Students And Community Learn More About Manufacturing Jobs http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=14778 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Around 800 area high school students got to stop at local manufacturing businesses and get hands-on Thursday as part of Minnesota Manufacturing Week. Using a little engineering, and a lot of tape, ... Broadband expansion in the works http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=14777 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Martin County Broadband Steering Committee met in Fairmont to receive an update on both a countywide broadband project as well as a BevComm project. Both projects are meant to increase and prov... Lakeview changing hands http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=14752 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The business might be under new ownership, but the faces at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory remain familiar. Chris Toomer and Tonya Mortensen recently purchased Lakeview from Daron Johnson, who... State Adds 7,700 Jobs in July http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=13607 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota employers added 7,700 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In addition, June&rs...