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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Update

2016 marks the year that all Regional Development Commissions in Minnesota will be updating their Comprehensive¬†Economic Development Strategies (CEDS).A regional survey was sent out to contacts from all over our 5 county region to identify economic development strengths, weaknesses, ideas, needs and resources for the region serving the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. Click here to read more…

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What's New at UMVRDC

Transportation Alternative Program – Funding Available!

September 13th, 2016

The Southwest Area Transportation Partnership will be soliciting for Transportation Alternative projects for the year 2021. In the UMVRDC region, projects in Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, and Lac qui Parle Counties are eligible for funding from the SW ATP. For projects in Big Stone and Swift Counties the application deadlines will be forthcoming. Eligible applicants include […]

Greensteps Cities: A Tool for Economic Development

August 29th, 2016

Join Sarina Otaibi, the Minnesota Main Street Coordinator at the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, for a presentation on the GreenStep Cities (GSC) voluntary program, and its to help you with your tools for economic development work. After the presentation, we will learn from each other about opportunities to further sustainability work and incorporate GSC practices […]

Open Position: Transportation/Community Development Planner

August 29th, 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 […]