Economic Gateway http://www.fedamn.com Fairmont, MN Economic Development News RSS Feed Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:05:06 -0700 en-us School adds to focus on career training http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=19188 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FAIRMONT — As part of Fairmont High School’s goal to grow its vocational program, an additional family and consumer science teacher has been added for the upcoming school year. Jeanne G... Bowlmor wins funding http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=19271 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has unanimously approved a $15,000 loan for Bowlmor Lanes to update its 25-year-old scoring system. The system will include new television screens above ... City leader offers update http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=19272 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Club members offered comments and questions, with the proposed community center and cleanup from the recent storm creating the most dialogue. Humpal, who has started his 24th year working with the ... Jake’s marking 50 years http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=19187 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Fairmont’s iconic pizza place — Jake’s Pizza — will celebrate 50 years of business this fall. In a Sentinel article dated Oct. 3, 1968, the announcement was made that Jake&r... 3 Percent http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=19186 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June 2000 – 3 percent.... Fairmont Encouraging Homegrown Businesses http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18985 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Business recruitment is a common, traditional approach used to spur economic growth. Cities offer companies tax breaks and other financial incentives to attract them to an area. While it’... Artist crafts the old into new http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18649 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Michael Kutch is an artistic individual who stays busy at his business, Barn Bridge Hill Salvage Art. Originally from Michigan, Kutch moved to the area when he took the call to serve at St. Paul&rs... 3M-Fairmont puts focus on health, safety http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18648 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FAIRMONT — Safety is important in any business, but the 3M plant in Fairmont took the well-being of its employees to a new level on Tuesday when it closed down production to hold a Safety Day. ... Working to Improve Fairmont’s Visibility http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18686 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Marketing is key to economic development. It can help to expand a region’s visibility and ultimately attract new visitors, residents and businesses. Fairmont is engaged in a broad range of ma... Minnesota Business Firms Expect Unchanged Conditions for 2019 http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18646 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Firms point to stability in the state’s overall economy ST. PAUL – Minnesota business services firms feel positive about the economy, with nearly 90 percent expecting sales revenue... Fairmont’s Welding Academy Addresses Worker Shortage http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18529 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 By 2020, the demand for welders is expected to grow by 26 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One of the main reasons is that baby boomers are retiring — and there aren&rs... In a tight labor market, Minnesota employers look to an under-utilized labor pool: workers with disabilities http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18350 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 On the main floor of the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), Karen Howson is busy arranging piles of flat plastic sheets and transferring them to a nearby production li... Ag tour reveals surprises http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18460 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The modern ag tour of Martin County on Wednesday drew about 30 people from diverse backgrounds. Farmers, pork producers, media, economic development and several members of the Minnesota House of Re... Community center gets spotlight http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18351 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FAIRMONT — Is a community center in Fairmont a feasible project? If so, what components should be included so the facility is sustainable and successful? Gathering information to answer those... UHD acquires Smart Clinic http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18352 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FAIRMONT – United Hospital District and Smart Clinic of Fairmont have announced that UHD has completed the acquistion of Smart Clinic. The Smart Clinic location at Five Lakes Centre in Fairmo... Minnesota's youth labor force growing http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17930 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 New numbers from DEED show Minnesota has more teens working during the summer. MINNESOTA - Summer is almost here and that means kids are antsy to get out of school and start having more fun. But ma... Optimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17929 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state of manufacturing is strong. A full 93 percent of Minnesota manufacturers are financially confident about the future, which is just a hair off last year's high-water mark of 94 percent... New DEED Pilot Program Offers Interest-Free Loans for Startups http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17928 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs accepting loan applications through July 16 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting loan applications throug... Deal paying dividends for city, school http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17801 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A collaborative effort between the city of Fairmont and Fairmont Area Schools has resulted in the creation of Whitetail Ridge, a housing development with 20 residential lots south of the soccer fields... In Martin County, Ag is Flourishing http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17689 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Agriculture in America has evolved a great deal over the last couple of centuries. Martin County has a long tradition of farming and raising livestock. It’s a top ag region in Minnesota and in t... Chamber offers scholarship http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17535 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FAIRMONT — The Ambassador Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Martin County student in a business-related field entering their junior or seni... Coding camp coming soon http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17534 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 By now, many children are becoming familiar with coding camps, where they can learn coding skills on computers. This summer, Martin County West will offer such a camp for students in grades 5-8, but w... Confidence growing among Minnesota small-business owners, according to USB survey http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17533 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Yearly survey finds rising optimism; taxes a bigger concern in Minnesota.  Competition from big business has replaced "uncertainty" about the future as the chief concern among small ... City Planning and Zoning Department a Resource for Builder http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=17396 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 With the advent of spring, the temperature rises, the ground thaws, grass starts to green up and buds start to form on trees. Spring is synonymous with growth, so it’s fitting that the season al... Minnesota solar market surges http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=18647 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota’s solar market grew significantly in the first quarter, adding 105 megawatts of power, the fifth most among states during that time, according to data released. Minnesota has total ...