Economic Gateway http://swiftcountyrda.com Swift County Rural Development Authority News RSS Feed Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:53:51 -0700 en-us Rising Demand for Home-Based Care http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=12297 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As the population ages, industries that provide home care for older adults and people with disabilities will be in greater demand.  Two of those industries – home health care services an... Hat Tip to State’s Economic Developers during Economic Development Week http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=12295 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The second week in May was National Economic Development Week – and have we got the bragging rights for the great work our economic development teams do to help businesses expand in or relocate ... Apprenticeship Workforce Grants Available to Help Employers Develop Highly Skilled Workforce http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=12294 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers can apply for a grant beginning May 10 to help them develop a registered apprenticeship program to recruit, train and retain their 21st century highly sk... New Normal in the Labor Market http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=12298 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 While it didn’t get a lot of attention, Minnesota’s annual unemployment rate finished below 4 percent in both 2015 and 2016, according to a story by Dave Senf in the March issue of Trends ... Hospital votes to build assisted living facility http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11407 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 After more than two years of studying and debating how to move forward with building an assisted living and memory care facility, the Swift County-Benson Health Services governing board voted unanimou... Young Entrepreneurs http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11908 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As part of Minnesota Business magazine’s continued commitment to young entrepreneurs, we invite entrepreneurs aged 35 and under to fill out the form below with basic information about ... Nominations for the 2017 Manufacturing Awards are now open! http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11404 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota Business magazine is committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of Minnesota's manufacturing industry BY MEGAN GOSCH Minnesota manufacturing has a long history of ex... Minnesota’s Growth Tops Nation’s http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=12296 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It made economic history:  For the first time, Minnesota’s private sector has 2,504,400 jobs, surpassing 2.5 million jobs. The state exceeded 2 million private sector jobs in 1995.  ... Can Minnesota Lure Transplants To The State? http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11406 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It’s winter 11 months of the year. You want me to move where? Those are some of the responses that job recruiters hear when they first ask out-of-state talent to consider relocating to Minnes... MN Cup launches 13th competition on March 20! http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11405 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 MNCUP Milestones It’s hard to believe that it’s already March. In addition to the many other things associated with this month, including great college basketball games and the anticipa... #InnovateMN Campaign Highlights New Discoveries and Technologies http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11403 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 #InnovateMN – a new public-awareness campaign celebrating emerging technologies and discoveries in Minnesota – has been launched. The year-long campaign will highlight Minnesota’s... X Marks the Spot http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11905 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As Minnesotans age, demand for x-ray technicians will increase. Radiologic technologists and technicians take x-rays at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. X-ray technicians h... New Vocational Rehabilitation funding is crucial for Minnesotans with disabilities http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11907 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program empowers Minnesotans with disabilities by providing employment services such as job counseling, training, job search assistance, and job placem... MAI Participants Receive On-the-Job Training, Trad Classroom Work http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11906 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) is on track to bring 1,000 people into newly registered apprenticeship programs in 30 high-growth occupations in Minnesota in the next five years. What... In Trump Era, 'Flyover Country' Founders Say Now's the Time to Step Up Their Game http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11909 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In 2014, Jill Ford was working as an angel investor in San Francisco, when she heard about the city of Detroit going bankrupt. After doing some research on the city's economic predicamen... Marching to a better future http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=10659 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 We all love a parade—especially the big brass band! And if you never actually performed in a marching band, you might leave it at that: It’s nice to have some lively music and drumming eve... Redhead Creamery - Unique Gem http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=11910 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 I can’t wait to go back! The Redhead Creamery near Brooten is warm and welcoming. When you meet Alise, you will remember meeting her: Huge smile, red hair and a warm laugh. It was Alise who h... DEED Awards $2.87 Million for Housing Projects in Greater Minnesota http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=9750 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Rental housing projects in four Greater Minnesota communities have been approved for $2.87 million in grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The funding... Give Yourself a Hand http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=9751 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Make staying healthy and fit a priority for you during stressful times like a job search. Many studies have shown that exercise and eating right are among the best ways to combat stress, increase your... Prognosis is in for Physical Therapists http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=9752 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Each year millions of Americans – newborns to seniors – receive physical therapy services. Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. Phys... Rural employers stress need for providing adequate day care facilities http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=9753 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As they discussed common challenges in search of ways the City of Benson and the Benson Public Schools could work together, sharing financial resources, members of the two governing bodies focused in ... Fischer Laser Eye Center Opens New Office in Benson, Minnesota http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=9754 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In January of 2017, the family eye doctors of Fischer Laser Eye Center will begin seeing patients at their new Benson, Minnesota, office located inside the recently constructed DoMats grocery store on... Future of Wildlife Programs Depend on Youth http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=8382 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 After years of seeing t-shirts with sayings things like “I’d rather be...” with an illustration of a fish, pheasant, duck or deer, implying the person wearing it was an avid outdoor ... What Fiber Broadband Can Do For Your Community http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=5835 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Welcome to the Information Age – also known as the Fiber Optic Age. The information and communications revolution was brought to you by glass – very long, thin, pure strands of glass call...