Economic Gateway http://swiftcountyrda.com Swift County Rural Development Authority News RSS Feed Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:41:32 -0700 en-us Meet Jordan Almen, a Millennial Who Has Chosen to Grow Her Career in Swift County http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18595 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Jordan Almen, reporter at The Kerkhoven Banner, chose to move back to Kerkhoven after spending four years away at school and then two years in the cities, working at a bank.  She spent enough tim... Terri and Bob Orr Moved Home to Grow their Family and Launch a Business http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=17897 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When Terri and Bob Orr decided to have children, they knew they wanted to raise them in Benson. Moving back to Swift County after 17 years allowed them to be close to their large families, reconnect w... Benson airport getting $820,000 in upgrades http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18147 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 With considerable financial assistance from the federal and state governments, the Benson City Council agreed at its meeting to pursue more than $820,000 in improvements to the municipal airport.... Minnesota's youth labor force growing http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18146 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 New numbers from DEED show Minnesota has more teens working during the summer. MINNESOTA - Summer is almost here and that means kids are antsy to get out of school and start having more fun. But ma... Optimism grows among Minnesota manufacturers http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18145 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state of manufacturing is strong. A full 93 percent of Minnesota manufacturers are financially confident about the future, which is just a hair off last year's high-water mark of 94 percent... Nursing field is attracting more males, both in Minnesota and nationwide http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18144 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Long before Raney Linck joined the nursing profession or became a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, he bounced from one sales gig to another for seven years. Then th... Ranking of world's top 1,000 universities puts Minnesota, many from Big Ten in first 50 http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18143 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota landed in 35th in the annual ranking released  A well-regarded annual ranking of 1,000 of the world’s universities is out, and the University of Minnesota is one of nine Big Te... How Minnesota farmers are using different plant varieties, and new techniques, to extend the state's growing season http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18142 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When horticultural and wine scientists at the University of Minnesota apply for funding to research growing grapes in a climate better known for producing soybeans than wine, they often have to answer... Survey report suggests Midwest economy still steaming ahead http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18141 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OMAHA, Neb. — The surging business conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states will be tested by trade conflicts and other factors that could slow growth, an economist said in a survey report i... The State of Internet Connectivity in Minnesota’s K-12 Schools http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18140 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 96 percent of Minnesota school districts had access to high-speed Internet in their classrooms. Here’s what’s left to do. Ninety-six percent of Minnesota school districts had acces... U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18139 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 128 census tracts in Minnesota to receive the designation ST. PAUL – The U.S. Department of Treasury approved 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designat... Minnesota Exports at $5.3 Billion in First Quarter http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18138 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 State companies set record for export sales in a first quarter ST. PAUL – Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports soared 9 percent to a first quarter record of $... New DEED Pilot Program Offers Interest-Free Loans for Startups http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18137 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs accepting loan applications through July 16 ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting lo... Attracting Millennials to Swift County http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=18205 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In Swift County, we know that there is a lot more to Millennials than what floats around in popular culture. We know that they can be a vibrant addition to any community and want them here. To attract... The Syversons Return Home to Join the Local Medical Community http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=17709 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Swift County is home to Josie Syverson, MD and her husband, Paul Syverson, DVM. As two medical professionals, they could have gone anywhere in the country to launch and grow their career. They chos... Swift County Selected as Blandin Broadband Community http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=17790 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Swift County RDA announced that Swift County has been selected as one of four communities in Minnesota to be a Blandin Broadband Community.  The program will  provide access to coaching, pla... Application submitted to become Blandin Broadband Community http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=17621 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Swift County RDA submitted an application for Swift County to become one of four rural Minnesota communities to participate in the Blandin Broadband Communities (BBC) Program. Selected through a compe... Young Families Are Choosing to Make Swift County Home http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=17613 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Terri Barrett and her husband Dave grew up in rural Kandiyohi County.  Raised on a farm 5 miles east of Sunburg and in a home near Sibley State Park, the Barretts are deeply rooted in the state a... Mi Mexico was Born of a Passion for Food and Family http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=17391 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Stephanie and Juan Cid- Guadarrama have a great love of food and family. They have been sharing that love with our community for 10 years, handcrafting brilliant sauces and family recipes to create au... Go Set Ready Coffee: When You Have a Dream - Go For It! http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=16641 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Sometimes, you just have to go. There is a time for dreaming and a time for action. For local couple Todd and Leslie Widseth, that became clear when planning their coffee business. They always had a l... CVEC, one of Swift County's Top 20 Employers named AURI Ag Innovator of the Year http://swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news/?item=14839 swiftcountyrda.com/swift/old-site/news Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), named The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC)of Benson, Minn., its 2017 Ag Innovator of the Year. The award, which has been given annual... Central Iowa Manpower Franchise Celebrates 65 Years http://swiftcountyrda.com/news-&-events/?item=18527 swiftcountyrda.com/news-&-events Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 CELEBRATING 65 YEARS IN THE COMMUNITY Fort Dodge, IA (July 2018) – Sixty-five years ago, Helen Lynch was considered an industry pioneer in Des Moines, opening the 2nd Manpower franchise and blazi...