Great example of the “Brain Gain” coming to our rural communities. This article focuses in on a young man that moves to Dassel here in Meeker County. http://www.startribune.com/i-m-a-millennial-who-traded-big-city-minneapolis-for-rural-minnesota/398699841/
Labor and Workforce is the most immediate threat to our businesses today. Please read the article below. It shows the we have not built up our workforce for the shortages coming. What strategies do we need to apply now to counter act this trend in Meeker County? http://www.businessinsider.com/adp-private-payrolls-july-2016-2016-8
This is a great report from MNADO that helps us to all understand what issues we need to work on economically in Greater MN. This is a great read and shows great leadership in identifying areas to improve, as well as action steps to help counter the affects of things that affect labor, jobs, housing, and investment inRead More
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this information on Broadband. Its worth the read and time. http://www.ruralmn.org/publications/broadband101/
http://blandinonbroadband.org/2016/04/06/center-for-rural-policy-and-development-fact-sheet-on-rural-broadband-great-to-for-policy-makers/ This article gives good pointers on broad band in your county and city.
We have make progress on the Summit Hills housing development legislation both in the House and in the Senate thus far. The bills would allow for changes in the ownership rights from the State of MN to the County for purposes of conducting an Association meeting to determine the changes of the “covenants” that currentlyRead More
Is Rural Healthcare falling behind to limited high speed and fiber broadband networks? The link below sheds some light on the rural realities and how we can access healthcare for ourselves and for the providers that work in the field on a daily basis. http://blandinonbroadband.org/2016/03/28/broadband-gap-in-rural-healthcare-facilities-is-growing-maybe-rules-are-getting-in-the-way/
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