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Visitor for the Day

The UMVRDC highly encourages Chambers, EDAs, City/County staff to participate in a “Visitor for the Day” campaign. Participate by giving a tour of your community’s unique assets, events, and lifestyle through the lens of a Go-Pro or smart phone. UMVRDC staff will use the footage to develop a short video clip that can be used for online marketing of the region. We will be collecting footage through the spring. For questions regarding the Visitor for the Day Campaign please contact Melissa at

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What's New at UMVRDC

Chippewa County announces new financing tool for energy efficiency & renewable energy improvements

August 24th, 2016

August 29, 2016, Chippewa County, MN – Interest in energy efficiency for buildings and adding renewable energy like solar has been growing in recent years in Chippewa County. A financing tool called Property-Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, can help adoption of these energy technologies grow even faster. Available to businesses, farms, multi-family housing, nonprofits, and […]

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Survey

August 17th, 2016

2016 marks the year that all Regional Development Commissions in Minnesota will be updating their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). To gather regional input we’ve established a regional survey. This regional survey is intended to identify regional economic development strengths, weaknesses, ideas, needs and resources for the region serving the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, […]

Open Position: Transportation/Community Development Planner

August 12th, 2016

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for an entry level community development planner to develop and manage projects with cities, counties and other organizations in the five-county UMVRDC region of Big Stone, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties. This position works on broad and diverse projects that have […]