It’s often easy to fall into a negative mind set as things start to change. Good news! …Our small towns are proving they have the power to remain relevant. The communities that have succeeded in this challenge have done so by competing differently, identifying opportunities and diversifying in order to reach new markets.
What’s a ‘1099’er economy’?! Check out this interview with University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality’s Extension researchers, Ben Winchester and Bruce Schwartau. They share their observations regarding how Economic Development strategies have changed to accommodate our diverse mix:
As we mentioned back in August of 2012, we’re passionate about community vitality in SW MN! In addition to our association with the Governor’s Broadband Task Force, MVTV Wireless also sponsors several community education events by collaborating with
- local Chamber and Economic Development groups
- Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF)
- Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace (MNREM)
- The Blandin Foundation
- Minnesota West Community and Technical College
- University of MN Extension
Don’t miss out! Check out our Events calendar and don’t forget to pre-register.