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Mid-Minnesota Development Commission

Calendar of Events

 Mid Minnesota Development Commission is looking for your feedback regarding future transportation projects within the area!

The Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) is a document listing District 8’s programmed projects over the next four years (District 8 2021 - 2024 DRAFT Area Transportation Improvement Program and MAP). The District 8 projects combined with the other District’s projects  make up the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is a federally required document that includes all state and local transportation projects using federal funding. The STIP is developed on an annual basis and updated throughout the year to reflect significant changes in the program.

This is an opportunity to review and comment on the projects identified in the program. If you have comments or questions on the program or specific projects within the program, reach out to Kyle Ten Napel at MMDC or Lindsey Bruer of MnDOT:

Kyle Ten Napel                                     Lindsey Bruer, AICP
MMDC Transportation Planner        MnDOT District 8 Planning Director
Kyle.TenNapel@mmrdc.org              Lindsey.bruer@state.mn.us      
320-235-8504 Ext 251                        320-979-5534


Scroll down for COVID-19 Business and Worker Resource Information

     Citizen and Community participation in development of The State of MN's Annual Action Plan for 2020 under "Consolidated Plans" tab. Submit written comments to: Action Plan, Attn: Michelle Vang; MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development; First National Bank Building; 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200; St Paul  MN 55101-1351. Or email Michelle Vang

     PRESS RELEASE Mid-Minnesota Development Commission Secures Rural Transportation Coordination Council Phase 3 Implementation Grant

    PRESS RELEASE Economic Development Adminstration Grant Awarded to MMDC

     PRESS RELEASE New Executive Director, Eric Day

   FAQs for the State of MN's Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants  

   UPDATED - The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

    WEBINAR - How Federal, State COVID-19 Legislation Can Help Your Business 
by MN Chamber of Commerce with cooperation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) would like Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville County businesses, large and small, to know that we are available to assist you during this time of financial hardship. We are learning of new economic aid opportunities almost every day and, while we are not yet experts in all local, state, and federal assistance programs, we are willing to help you identify, connect with, and obtain economic assistance for your business. We are happy to:

  • Help you understand how the “stay at home” order pertains to your business
  • Help you find local, state, and/or federal resources that might help your business and/or your employees during this difficult time
  • Assist with and/or review applications for local, state, and/or federal aid.

To connect with us, contact MMDC Executive Director Eric Day at eric.day@mmrdc.org.


The MMDC offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Doors to the building are locked.

MMDC Staff are continuing to work normal business hours remotely; so please email them if you have questions or need assistance. Executive Director Eric Day; Financial Director/Office Manager Sue Gimse; Economic Development Director/RLF Les Nelson; Transportation/Community Development Planner Kyle Ten Napel; Transportation Resource Coordinator Heather King; Administrative Assistant/Technology Support Specialist Terresa Westerman 


  Emergency loans available for Kandiyohi County businesses shut down by state COVID-19 order

Employer Resources


  Health Resources
                Mn Dept of Health 
                Helping Minnesota's Older Adults 
                Special MNsure Enrollment for eligible Minnesotans through Tuesday, April 21



  SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus


 Lakeland Broadcasting: local resource for updates on local news related to the Covid-19 virus.


   MMDC Board of Commissioner's 2020 Schedule - Draft
   ** NO MMDC BOARD of COMMISSIONER meetings in August**



  Transportation Resource Guide (Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties)

      (Versión en español) (Nooca Afka Soomaaliga)

  Kandiyohi County Parks Plan (Final)

  Dassel Comprehensive Plan

  MMRTCC Phase 2 Work Plan  (July 2019 - June 2020)

  Meeker County Trails Plan (Adopted 5-21-2019)


   News from the Blandin on Broadband Blog


We will provide technical assistance to government, businesses and local organizations; administer state and federal programs, and coordinate multi-jurisdictional activities to maintain or enhance the quality of life in the Cities
in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties.


The MMDC can do the following for your community...

  • Create Comprehensive Land Use Plans
  • Develop Strategic Planning
    • facilitate your planning sessions
    • assist with setting goals and policies
    • help identify strategies
  • Prepare Grant and Loan Applications
  • Serve as your Fiscal Agent
    Develop Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances
  • Codify Ordinances
  • Design and Implement Survey
  • Assist with Park Applications and Designs
  • Identify Sources of Financial Assistance
  • Provide Statistical Information
  • Design Regional Studies and Plans
  • Coordinate Inter jurisdictional Activities
  • Coordinate Special Projects
  • Develop Special Studies
  • Assist with Public Facilities Needs
  • Create a GIS Database
  • Prepare Financial Packaging for Grants and Loans
  • Assist with Loan Applications
  • Identify Sources of Assistance
  • Develop Strategic Planning
  • Design Economic Development Plans
  • Develop Business Plans
  • MMDC Revolving loan fund


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