Economic Gateway http://www.fedamn.com Fairmont, MN Economic Development News RSS Feed Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:54:05 -0700 en-us 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... 7 Top Business Trends for 2018 http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16812 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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...