Mid-Minnesota Development Commission


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



Calendar of Events

Nov 1 to Nov 30 - 30 day Public Comment Period - Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Draft (details below) PRESS RELEASE

Dec 5 - Proposal Deadline - Do you have a great arts and culture story to share with other rural community leaders? Submit your proposal for a workshop, panel, or arts activity! Details: Rural Arts & Culture Summit. Questions: racsummit@springboardforthearts.org (June 6-8, 2017 Rural Arts & Culture Summit - SAVE THE DATE)

Dec 7 - Personnel Committee meeting - Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services Bldg, Multi-Purpose Room, 2200 23rd Street NE, Willmar 6:30 p.m.

Dec 7 - MMDC Full Board of Commissioners meeting - Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services Bldg, Multi-Purpose Room, 2200 23rd Street NE, Willmar 7:00 p.m.

2017 MMDC Board Schedule

Regional Assessment Survey
MMDC would like to Thank everyone who participated in our survey. The results will be posted here at a later date. Again, Thank you for your feedback.

MMDC Major Activities


30 Day Public Comment Period- November 1, 2016 to
November 30th, 2016

2016-2021 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The thirty-day comment period for Region 6E (Mid-Minnesota Development Commission) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) opens on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 and closes on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. The draft document can be found here:

5 Year CEDS DRAFT for Public Comment

Comments and questions regarding this plan can be directed to Les Nelson, Economic Development Director by U.S. Mail or by Phone (320) 235-8504 x 241 or e-mail les_nelson@mmrdc.org.


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