Will Help Communities, Businesses, and Organizations Increase Resilience and Prosperity
September 2021: The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) recently hired Nathan Reuss for the role of Economic Developer. Reuss will join MMDC’s Michelle Marotzke on MMDC’s Economic Development Team in Mid-September. Together, Marotzke and Reuss will assist stakeholders throughout the Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville County region, as they recover from pandemic-induced economic injuries. Reuss will also assist stakeholders with grant applications, tackle issues such as broadband, childcare, housing, and workforce shortages, and contribute to our region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy development. This plan will guide the region’s economic development and ensure our region’s continued access to grant funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the coming five-year period.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the dynamic, talented staff of professionals at the MMDC. I’ve had the opportunity to live and work in each of the MMDC Region’s four counties and I hope to be of service in the role of Economic Developer.” Reuss said.
Reuss is a native of Willmar and a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Morris. He has worked in the agriculture, biotech, and public safety industries. His career experience includes seed research for Hi-Bred, Dow AgriSciences, and Corteva Agriscience. Reuss has also served as a volunteer firefighter. Together, Reuss and his two children, Eric and Rylie, enjoy spending time on the family farm and enjoying the attributes of his home region. MMDC is excited to bring Nathan on board. His desire to make a difference for the residents of our region is apparent and his professional background and skills will be a terrific complement to those of our other MMDC staff. It will be exciting to see what Nate can accomplish for our regional stakeholders!