With the help of the UMVRDC's Revolving Loan Fund, Krystle Drietz was able to put her passion of helping others to work when she purchased a fitness center in Canby.
Start your next outdoor adventure at GoFasters Powersports & Marine! Read their story to see how the UMVRDC's Revolving Loan Fund helped the owner bring his business dreams to life.
As portions of the region continues to try and overcome the many hurdles of broadband, we've had a handful of proactive and successful counties and communities working towards resolving those issues. Click on the links below to view the different
The City of Milan participated in the Partnership Arts Program through the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership and ArtPlace. The intent of this program is to infuse arts into community development projects to solve problems. UMVRDC staff
Thunder Hawks began as a private non-profit called Kinder Kare, Inc. that was incorporated in 1969 as a community project to address the need for childcare in Montevideo. Throughout the years, the location of the program changed frequently, until
After several home-based childcare options and the childcare center in Granite Falls closed, the childcare shortage in the city and county intensified, and a countywide engagement processes began. There was representation from economic development
The goal was to find a collaborative model to increase the number of quality daycare spots in Benson. The idea for a new childcare facility began with community members in Benson. Business owners noticed a shortage of licensed childcare options for
The Southwest Minnesota Initiative awarded a $1,000 grant to Wood Lake City. This covered the majority of the costs of installing the new hoops.… Click button below to view full case study.