Marketing and Public Relations Committee

Mission: To promote economic growth of the greater Kandiyohi County area

The Marketing and Public Relations Committee meets at 12 noon on the fourth Monday of each month at WORKUP on the MinnWest Technology Campus, Willmar.


  1. Create awareness of EDC activities and services in our local/regional community
    • Refine/remix EDC “brand”
    • Be an agent of positive messaging about our business community and economy
    • Educate community about services/resources of EDC
  2. Market our community outside of our region in order to attract targeted business and talent
    • Deliver specific, sought-after area metrics such as workforce, demographics and accessibility
    • Create customized packages to attract business interest
    • Support the recruitment efforts of area businesses for workers and talent

Deb Geister, Chairperson
Melissa Knott, Vice Chair

Staff Liaison:

Aaron Backman, Executive Director

Marketing Committee Minutes