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“Having access can open doors”: An article written for the Fall 2022 Newsletter

October 4, 2022

“Having access can open doors”: An article written for the Fall 2022 Newsletter
By Sarah Swedburg “Having access can open doors” first appeared in the EDC’s Fall 2022 Newsletter This was Business Development Manager Sarah Swedburg’s matter-of-fact answer when asked just how high-speed broadband internet and childcare relate to a sustainable workforce in Kandiyohi County. Both issues have been on the hot plate at the EDC in recent months with state and federal grants offering significant financial support. ——————————————————————— For

What it takes to be an Innovative Employer: An article written for our Fall 2022 Newsletter

October 4, 2022

  For Brunswick, which builds Lunds and Crestliner boats, expanding to Willmar is a perfect example of a creative workforce solutions partnership.  Brunswick Corporation headquarters, located out of New York Mills, was needing to expand. But knew it had tapped out the workforce in the area. It was faced with the question of where to locate its new facility. Working with the Department of Employment and Economic Development to identify locations in the state that have a strong workforce, Brunswick
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