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Free Corrective Glasses for Color Blind Students

September 9, 2020

Southwest Initiative Foundation Southwest Initiative Foundation has a unique opportunity to offer students at select southwest Minnesota schools. Students who are color blind are eligible to receive color correction glasses at no cost to their families. Read Full Article

New CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund Awarded to the MMDC by the EDA

August 25, 2020

Funds Will Help Businesses and Nonprofits Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $957,000 to the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC). These funds will capitalize a new CARES ACT Revolving Loan Fund to help businesses and nonprofits in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville Counties recover from the economic injuries caused […]

MMDC Secures Rural Transportation Coordination Council Phase 3 Implementation Grant

June 26, 2020

Will Help Residents Connect with Needed Rides Throughout 4-County Area The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) has leveraged $19,500 in local levy dollars, to gain state and federal Rural Transportation Coordination Council (RTCC) funds totaling $175,500. These funds will be used to help our region’s residents find and access transportation services so they can fully-participate in […]

MMDC Welcomes New Community Planner

June 1, 2020

Justice Walker Will Assist Public Stakeholders and Others Throughout the Four-County Area Justice Walker has joined the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) as the organization’s new Community Planner. In his new role, Walker will work alongside the MMDC’s Kyle Ten Napel to assist cities, counties, and other entities with comprehensive planning, land use ordinances, codification projects, […]

Economic Development Administration Grant Awarded to MMDC

April 15, 2020

Funds Will Support Economic Development Activities Throughout the Four-County Region The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) will receive Planning Grant funds, totaling $210,000, from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. These funds will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the MMDC’s non-federal funds and will be used to coordinate and implement economic development activities throughout the […]

MMDC Welcomes New Executive Director, Eric Day

March 26, 2020

Organization Focused on Assisting Business Community During National Emergency Longtime area resident Eric Day began serving as the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission’s (MMDC) new Executive Director on March 26, 2020. He replaces long-time Executive Director Donn Winkler as well as Interim Director Sue Gimse. Day, who currently resides in Litchfield, is a 1994 ACGC graduate. He […]

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