Economic Gateway http://www.fedamn.com Fairmont, MN Economic Development News RSS Feed Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:29:45 -0700 en-us 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... City confident in growth efforts http://www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news/?item=16606 www.fedamn.com/fairmonted/about-us/news Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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...