Economic Gateway http://www.fedamn.com Fairmont, MN Economic Development News RSS Feed Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:25:13 -0700 en-us 7 Top Business Trends for 2018 http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16812 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The economy is growing and now is an excellent time to own a business. For any entrepreneur who has the next big-idea or an established business looking to grow, 2018 is the time to make key business ... Lender making return home http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16617 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Like many young people, Jarod Mathiason grew up in Martin County, attended college and moved to the Twin Cities because of job opportunities. Many of these people, as they get older and start families... McDonald’s plans new store http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16616 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 FAIRMONT — After 40 years, the Fairmont McDonald’s soon will be razed to make way for a new high-tech building designed for a better customer experience and employee efficiency. Owner W... Living the Good Life in Fairmont http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16702 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For a small town, Fairmont has a lot to offer. Life is good in the City of Lakes, which is helping attract young families and entice those who moved away to return. Steve Dodge and his wife Lindsay... Chamber honors businesses http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16615 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting at the Holiday Inn to look back over 2017, and honor top business and non-profit organizations. After a welcome by boa... Martin County OKs funding for internships http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16614 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners heard from Vicki Paskey of Minnesota Valley Action Council who asked them to consider an annual summer youth internship administrative agreement. The pr... Minnesota 2nd best state, per U.S. News & World Report http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16613 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota ranked in the top 10 among four categories. Iowa is No. 1 overall WASHINGTON, D.C. - Minnesota is the second best state in the country according to the 2018 Best Statesstudy from U.S... Immigrant Workers http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16612 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 While Minnesota has fewer immigrants proportionally than many other parts of the country, foreign-born residents are an increasingly important part of the state economy.  Since 2010, more than... City confident in growth efforts http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16606 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It would be difficult to measure the impact of economic development efforts in a single day, but a look back over the totality of work done in a year can reveal surprising accomplishments. “W... Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16611 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Thirty-sixth edition covers major issues faced by people who start businesses The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business ... Students team up with Mayo http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16133 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 AIRMONT — Fairmont High School students with an interest in the medical field recently began shadowing different departments at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont. Of the eight students, each... Zierke Built mfg. settles in Fairmont http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16439 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As he walks through the new Zierke Built Manufacturing building in Fairmont, Greg Zierke proudly points out the open spaces and high ceilings in the remodeled. Take all the pictures you want, he says,... 2018’s Most & Least Educated States in America http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16132 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For a growing number of Americans, a good education is the ticket to a better future. College opens doors to more career opportunities, higher earnings and new social connections, among othe... Female Entrepreneurs Are the Next Wave of Business Success http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16131 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 23 Apr 6000 15:20:49 -0800 The main barriers to female entrepreneurship--and the top tips to overcome them. Last week, I wrote an article which talked about U.S entrepreneurship being at a 40-year low. Research suggests... Golden Tie Tuxes opens doors http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16077 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 23 Apr 9600 15:20:40 -0800 There’s a new store on West Blue Earth Avenue in Fairmont called Golden Tie Tuxes. Kathy Detert just opened the “boutique,” which offers tuxedo and shoe rentals. Detert ... How Minnesota’s manufacturing executives feel about the year ahead http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16130 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Manufacturing executives in Minnesota are optimistic about their revenue prospects in 2018, but they’re also concerned about a workforce shortage that remains a major hurdle for industries acros... Couple finds, builds Second Chances http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16076 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With a dedication to helping others, Second Chances in Granada continues to make a difference. Second Chances is a non-profit group home for boys ages 12-18, with a goal of each resident gaining en... Updated for 2018: Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota in ‘Minnesota Blue’ http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16129 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from DEED’s Small Business Assistance Office.  This popular guide – now in its 36th&n... Innovative Career Services Available at Minnesota WorkForce Centers http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16128 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota WorkForce Centers continue to improve services for career seekers across the state. While the WorkForce Centers are known for workshops on job search, the MinnesotaWorks.net job bo... Techstars launches Minnesota accelerator for agriculture and food startups http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16075 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 International startup accelerator Techstars announced today that it is launching a new ag tech accelerator in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Called the Farm-to-Fork Accelerator, the program will be ... Unemployment Reaches Historic Low; Business Survival Rate Tops in the Nation http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16127 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In November, the Minnesota unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.  The state lost 4,000 jobs in November. Over the past year, Minnesota gained 34,56... How Minnesota Uses Its Resources to Drive and Thrive Entrepreneurship http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16074 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A network of resources, wealth of talent, access to capital fuel entrepreneurial growth Minnesota offers a full menu of resources that drive entrepreneurship — from access to a wide network o... Updated DEED Business Guide Now Available http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16126 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Sun, 23 Apr 2800 15:19:37 -0800 Thirty-sixth edition covers major issues faced by people who start businesses The 2018 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business ... How to Stay Mentally Healthy During a Job Search http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16073 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Five mood-boosting tips Losing a job is ranked among the top 10 most stressful life events. Job loss brings many emotions including sadness, fear, anxiety, anger, and embarrassment. Many ti... 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...