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for the residents of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties.

MMDC Notice of Public Hearing:

The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 5:00 pm, at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building (located at 2200 23rd Street NE, Willmar, MN 56201) in the building’s lower-level Multipurpose Room.

The purpose of this public hearing is to officially adopt the Fiscal Year 2024 budget (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and to consider any increase in the levy of MMDC’s ad valorem tax, within limitations set by state statute (limited to 3% increase) and which would not be received in full or used until the Fiscal Year 2025 budget is effective.

Additionally, the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission will convene from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This meeting will recess at 5:00 p.m. to accommodate the aforementioned public hearing and will reconvene after the conclusion of that hearing. This meeting will include the introduction of any new MMDC Commissioners, regular commission business, MMDC program updates, and any consideration of applications to MMDC’s revolving loan program, if those applications meet the threshold for review from MMDC’s full Commission.

MMDC Notice of Public Meeting:

A Mid-Minnesota Development Commission Executive Committee meeting will held be on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 4:00 pm, at the Mid­Minnesota Development Commission office (1700Technology Drive NE, Ste.300, Willmar, MN 56201).

This meeting will include end of fiscal year business including the performance review of MMDC's executive director. A revised Regional Transportation Coordinating Council resolution will also be considered at the request of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Other regular commission business requiring timely action may also be considered.

Those with questions about this meeting or interested in receiving a copy of the meeting agenda may contact MM DC at (320) 235-8504.

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About the MMDC

Since 1974, the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission has worked to improve the quality of life throughout Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties. We do this by providing technical assistance to communities, businesses, and local organizations who may not have the staff or expertise required to achieve their specific planning or other improvement-related goals.

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MMDC Region

The MMDC strives to make life better for everyone living or working within Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, or Renville County. We often collaborate with other regional players to reduce barriers to success (e.g. insufficient broadband access, childcare slots, housing, etc.) and improve the quality of life throughout our region.


Working with communities to highlight their business-positive assets and removing barriers to business growth or development. We also work with existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to provide them with the technical assistance and/or capital needed to achieve success.

Community Development

Working with communities in several ways to ensure thoughtful growth and development. This includes assistance with specific items, such as zoning and other ordinance development, park and trail plans, or traffic mitigation.

Snowy Road

Working to reduce transportation barriers for our region’s residents to ensure opportunities for full community participation. We identify service gaps, work with local providers to find cost-effective solutions, help residents connect with transportation providers, and provide guidance to help them find the ride they need.

Civic Engagement Youth Group

Civic engagement or civic participation is any individual or group activity addressing issues of public concern. Citizens acting alone or together to protect public values or make a change or difference in the community are common types of civic engagement.

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