West Central Minnesota’s Business Hub

Open for Business

Kandiyohi County is the heart of West Central Minnesota’s Business hub. Our thriving economy draws commerce and workforce from all six surrounding counties, creating a vibrant and growing business community. The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s mission is the be a catalyst for economic growth, and we are “open for business!”

Latest News

State, community, business leaders discuss broadband in Willmar

WILLMAR—At a panel discussion Monday with Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, stories of local broadband woes crackled with a frustration that ...
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Willmar City Council backs shovel-ready certification

WILLMAR—The Willmar City Council has approved the city’s participation in the Minnesota Department of Economic Development Shovel Ready Certification program ...
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Minnwest campus to welcome new tenants

WILLMAR—The Willmar Planning Commission reviewed and approved the plans for two new tenants on the MinnWest Technology Campus Wednesday. Moving ...
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Atwater greenhouse grows

ATWATER—By using “creative rearranging” in her greenhouse/cafe/hardware store/bait shop/gift shop/coffee bar, an Atwater woman has responded once again to the ...
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