Economic Gateway http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org Todd County Development Corporation News RSS Feed Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:09:56 -0800 en-us Helping Startups Succeed—and Stay—in the Midwest http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=19588 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 At the University of Minnesota, launching a new company is one of several ways that breakthrough research can move beyond the lab to benefit the public. But finding the right leader, with the right ex... Number of Women-Owned Businesses Increased Nearly 3,000% since 1972, According to New Research http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=19579 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women started an average of 1,821 new businesses per day in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to analysis in the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commiss... Innovation Voucher Award Program http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=19578 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Financial Awards Give Small Businesses Access to Technical Assistance The Innovation Voucher Award Program provides $5,000 to $25,000 awards to help small businesses purchase technical as... 3 Percent http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=19577 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June 2000 – 3 percent.... Staples Funding Tourism Promotion http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18903 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The City of Staples recently approved an ordinance that allows the City to implement a Local Lodging Tax. The proceeds of this tax must be utilized to fund a Tourism Promotion Committee for the purpos... Long Prairie Resident voted as Best H.S. Game Announcer In MN http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18902 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Local sports announcer, Kevin Houdek, was recently chosen the Best High School Game Announcer in Minnesota by WCCO viewers. Calling games for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder football for 30 years,... This Minnesota Startup Built a National Directory for Women-Owned Businesses http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18627 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MAIA launched earlier this year with a straightforward, single-minded goal: to compile a huge list of women-owned businesses and turn it into an easily-searchable online directory. By developing a ... Browerville Heritage Days http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18479 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Browerville Heritage Days is always the last full weekend in June. To celebrate the area’s German and Polish heritage, there are many fun activities for both children and adults. Family-friendly... Minnesota Business Firms Expect Unchanged Conditions for 2019 http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18625 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota business services firms feel positive about the economy, with nearly 90 percent expecting sales revenue to increase or remain stable next year, according to a joint survey released today by ... Kick-off the Holidays at Bright Friday Night in Long Prairie http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18478 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bright Friday Night is an annual family-friendly event that takes place along Central Ave in Long Prairie. This is a magical way to kick-off the holiday season and something that children of all ages ... More MN workplaces offering 'Summer Fridays' http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18624 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Companies are working hard to find innovative ways to keep employees happy and it’s not always money. In fact, a recent study found more than 40% of companies offer some sort of flex Friday o... CentraCare Plans New Wellness Center http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18477 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 CentraCare has plans underway to construct a 12,000-square-foot, $4.5-million building adjacent to the new hospital and clinic in Long Prairie. The Regional Community Well-Being Center will provide pr... DayBreak Foods in Long Prairie earns prestigious award http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18623 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A Long Prairie business is being recognized for outstanding work in keeping its employees safe while on the job. The DayBreak Foods facility has become the 38th site in Minnesota to be awarded the ... Grey Eagle: A Lake Lovers Destination http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18106 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Are you longing for peaceful and relaxing days on the lake? If the thought of sitting quietly by the water, casting your line, or watching the birds float by sounds like a little slice of heaven, you ... Railroad Days is a fun for all event in Staples http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18474 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Come join us for Railroad Days, a four-day event in Staples. This is Staples’ annual town festival that falls on the fourth weekend in August. It is a community celebration in which there are ma... Come to Grey Eagle for GEM Fest http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18475 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Enjoy three days of community fun every 4th weekend in July at GEM Fest! This annual community festival features a crafters and vendors market, parade, Lions Club Raffle, inflatables, tractor pulls fo... Celebrate Clarissa at its Summerfest http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18476 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Every year in July is the Clarissa Summerfest, an event sponsored by the Clarissa Community Club. This fun-filled, all-ages community event has live entertainment, street dances, kids games, city-wide... Low-Interest Loans Available to Fund Rural Commercial Real Estate Projects http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18458 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Rural LISC has developed an innovative new financing tool to provide low-interest loans to qualified commercial real estate projects in rural America. The Growing Rural Communities Fund will finance r... Immigrant Entrepreneurs Revitalize Minnesota Town http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18435 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Long Prairie Mayor Don Rasmussen enjoys taking visitors on a tour of Central Avenue, the once-bustling main street of his town, located about an hour northwest of St. Cloud. While plenty of empty stor... Christie Home Museum in Long Prairie is a "Must Visit" http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18105 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Christie Home Museum was built in Queen Anne Style in 1901, and was previously home to Dr. George R. Christie, Sr. and his family. The Christie family were the only people to occupy the home, ... Making Minnesota greater again (and again) http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18315 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state's 10 regional development organizations have been helping to guide planning for 50 years. They're also keeping up with the times and providing a template for this year's election... MTO Open for Business in New Global Locations http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18316 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) has opened seven international representative locations to provide export promotion and assistance to Minnesota companies selling goods and services globally and to at... Eagle Bend: Minnesota’s Hometown http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18104 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota’s hometown, Eagle Bend, desires to grow, while maintaining a small town atmosphere and respect for the land and the environment. With pride in its past and belief in its future, the co... Long Prairie offers a rich variety of things to do http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=17936 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Looking for a fun day trip for the whole family or for a couple’s get-away? Set Long Prairie in sight. With its rich variety of things to do, mixed with history, the city has much to offer. ... Need a Financial Boost for Your Startup? MILE Offers Interest-Free Loans http://www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news/?item=18134 www.toddcountydevelopment.org/tcdc/news Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 DEED is accepting loan applications through a pilot program designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in Minnesota.  Click here to read the ful...