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Dec 05, 2017

Swift County RDA 2020
Swift County RDA 2020 - Economic Development Strategy for Swift County Rural Development Authority. An implementation approach that focuses on actionable, realizable, aspirational but realistic goals, to attract residents, build on existing resources and talent, and best position Swift County and our Cities to attract new investment. 

Category: Strategic Plan

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Mar 07, 2016

Category: graduation, gift, students, KMS, Benson, LqPV high school

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May 04, 2015

Board Meeting Minutes, April 29, 2015
Minutes of the RDA & GROW Board Meeting on April 29, 2015

Category: Board Meetings, Minutes

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Mar 13, 2015

Swift County Housing Study Talking Points Presentation
Summary presentation for the 2015 Final Swift County Housing Study

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Mar 02, 2015

Board Meeting Minutes, February 25, 2015
Minutes from the Febraury 25, 2015 meeting of RDA & GROW

Category: Minutes, Board Meetings

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Feb 23, 2015

Board Meeting Packet 2-25-15
RDA Board Packet for regular meeting 2-25-15

Category: Board Meetings, Minutes, Agenda

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Appleton Housing Study
Report for Housing Study of Appleton 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Benson Housing Study
Report for Benson Housing Study 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Clontarf Housing Study
Report for Clontarf Housing Study 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Danvers Housing Study
Report for Danvers Housing Study 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 DeGraff Housing Study
Report for DeGraff Housing Study 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Holloway Housing Study
Report for Holloway Housing Study 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Kerkhoven Housing Study
Report for Kerkhoven Housing Study 2015

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Jan 09, 2015

2015 Murdock Housing Study
Report for Murdock Housing Study 2015

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Dec 05, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes December 3, 2014
Meeting Minutes from the regular board meeting of the Swift County RDA held December 3, 2014.

Category: Minutes, Board Meetings

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Oct 03, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes September 30, 2014
Meeting Minutes from the September 30, 2013 regular meeting of the Swift County RDA

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Jul 24, 2014

Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace WIRED Grants
Whether it’s to startup, operate or expand, at some stage most every business owner must find the money to make things happen.  Here you'll find details on targeted business financing programs available through our Business Finance Office, as well as guidance on financing your business.

Category: Business Incentives

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Jul 24, 2014

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program (MJSP)
Through our Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership (MJSP) program we work strategically with businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities, and keep high-quality jobs in the state. Our training grants are used to offset training-related expenses incurred by business, industry and educational institutions necessary to meet current and future workforce needs.

Category: Business Incentives

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Jul 24, 2014

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Most every business begins as a small business. While some stay small in scale and scope, others continually grow and diversify. No matter how your business may grow or change, one thing remains constant: Your profitability and growth depend on your ability to make sound business decisions. Our statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs...

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Jul 24, 2014

MN Workforce Centers
Our WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.

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Jul 24, 2014

Minnesota Employment Training and Technical Assistance Support Center (MNTAT)
Welcome to MNTAT, The Minnesota Employment Training and Technical Assistance Support Center. The mission of MNTAT is to design and broker state of the art person-centered employment training and technical assistance to increase the participation of all Minnesotans, especially people with disabilities, in the workforce. This website will serve as a portal for state and national information and resources about employment and people with disabilities. You...

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Jul 24, 2014

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program
This program helps business and education develop cooperative training projects. The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board awards grants to educational institutions that partner with businesses to develop new-job training or retraining for existing employees. Targeted MJSP funds are directed to the Low-Income Worker Training Program, which helps low-income individuals receive training to acquire higher-paying jobs and economic self-sufficiency.

Category: Support and Training

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Jul 24, 2014

MN Job Bank
MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.

Category: Support and Training, Employment

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Jul 24, 2014

Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace
Private sector led coalition which seeks to leverage the rich resources of people, wind, sun, and bio to grow the Renewable Energy industry sector in Minnesota.

Category: Renewable Energy-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Southwest Initiative Foundation’s Renewable Energy Marketplace
For over 20 years, the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) has built relationships with visionary and dedicated people both within and outside its service area to make positive changes. Through the Foundation’s Renewable Energy Initiative, infrastructure is in place with a focus on increasing the wealth, prosperity and vitality of southwest Minnesota by facilitating the development of renewable energy. Now, the opportunity has come for this...

Category: Renewable Energy-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Sustainable Agriculture
The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstration, and education.

Category: Agriculture-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Community Supported Agriculture
Our mission is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.

Category: Agriculture-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Land Stewardship Project CSA Farm Directory
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities. LSP is dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system. LSP's work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer training and local organizing, to federal policy and community based food systems...

Category: Agriculture-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Resources for Farmers
Selected Books, Reports, Articles, Research Projects, Periodicals and Videos Focusing on the Business of CSA Farming.

Category: Agriculture-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

Automated Database Searches
This publication is part of our Community Supported Agriculture Web resource which includes “What is Community CSA?” “CSA: Organizations and Related Web sites;” and “CSA: Recent Books and Articles.”

Category: Agriculture-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Defining Community Supported Agriculture
An EXCERPT from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide.

Category: Agriculture-Focused Resources

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Jul 24, 2014

Swift County, Minnesota
Swift County welcomes you! Thanks for visiting our website. We hope you will be able to find some useful information here. This site is presented as a public service to give you an overview of the services provided by Swift County governmental units. We hope you will contact us if you would like information not presented here.

Category: The Area

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Jul 24, 2014

Benson Area Chamber of Commerce
Benson, Minnesota is one of the most progressive manufacturing cities of its size in all of Minnesota.

Category: The Area

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Jul 24, 2014

City of Benson
The City of Benson, county seat for Swift County, is located in West-Central Minnesota with a population of 3,240. Benson is approximately 130 miles west of Minneapolis/St Paul metropolitan area, 30 miles west of Willmar, and 22 miles east of Morris. Highways 12, 29, and 9 all travel through Benson. It is a great place to live, work and raise a family! Come visit for...

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Jul 24, 2014

Appleton Area Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Appleton Area Chamber is to promote, unify and expand the economic opportunities for our business community and it's citizens.

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Jul 24, 2014

City of Appleton
Appleton is a city in Swift County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,412 at the 2010 census.

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Jul 24, 2014

Atlas of Minnesota Online Edition
The Center for Rural Policy and Development, based in St. Peter, Minn., is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers with an unbiased evaluation of issues from a rural perspective. To fulfill this mission, we work with academic and non-academic researchers from throughout the state to design and conduct our research projects.

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Jul 24, 2014

Southwest Minnesota Foundation
The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single connection offering unlimited possibilities for leadership, relationship building, economic growth and social growth in southwest Minnesota.

Category: Foundations

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Jul 24, 2014

Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is a five county development agency providing services to local units of government. Its membership is comprised of representatives of townships, cities, counties, school boards, and public interest groups. Geographically, the RDC represents the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. We are designated as Region 6W.

Category: Government Assistance

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Jul 24, 2014

Buy Fresh Buy Local
In 2007, Pride of the Prairie launched the Buy Fresh Buy Local consumer education campaign as a marketing strategy to increase access to sustainable locally produced foods in Southwest and West Central Minnesota.

Category: Sustainable Foods

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

Category: Real Estate

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Jul 24, 2014

Southwest Minnesota Careers
On any given day, there are more than 600 jobs open and available on MinnesotaWorks.net for workers inSouthwest Minnesota, ranging from industrial engineers to home health aides to network & computer systems administrators to correctional officers. In addition, over 6,000 jobs are expected to be created and nearly 20,000 jobs will be available due to retirements and replacements in Southwest Minnesota over the next decade.

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Jul 24, 2014

Swift County-Benson Hospital
he Swift County-Benson Hospital has been in operation since 1912 and has a strong tradition of excellence in our community.  A well-staffed group of family practice physicians, nurse practitioners and outreach specialists work together to provide a wide range of medical services for Benson and the surrounding area.

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Jul 24, 2014

Appleton Area Health Services
We provide a wide array of healthcare services to care for you and your family at Appleton Area Health Services. From broken bones and surgery, to emergency services and more. Our experienced doctors and staff provide expert care your family needs.

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Jul 24, 2014

ACMC-Benson
ACMC-Benson maintains one family medicine physician and two mid-level providers who serve Swift County-Benson Hospital, a 31-bed facility, and a 69-bed nursing home. They also staff our ACMC-Hancock clinic.

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Jul 24, 2014

Counseling Associates
Counseling Associates is the Behavioral Health Department of the Swift County-Benson Hospital that offers a range of mental health services for individuals, groups, families and couples.

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Jul 24, 2014

Woodland Centers
A non-profit organization, Woodland Centers focuses its efforts on providing comprehensive mental health services to meet varied community needs. We serve the counties of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Renville, and Swift Counties of West Central Minnesota.  

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Jul 24, 2014

Countryside Public Health
Countryside Public Health is a five county Community Health service agency serving the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine in western Minnesota. There are offices located in Ortonville, Montevideo, Madison, Benson and Granite Falls.

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Jul 24, 2014

Golden LivingCenter Meadow Lane
At Golden LivingCenter – Meadow Lane, we are dedicated to providing quality long- and short-term care. We are a skilled nursing facility located in Benson, Minn., less than one mile from Swift County-Benson Hospital.

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

Swift County Fair
Come on out, bring the kids for fun and enjoy the company of your neighbors and friends.

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Jul 24, 2014

Swift BioEnergy Brochure
With its numerous Bioenergy systems, including ethanol production and biomass gasifier, as well as the United States first poultry litter-fueled biomass power plant— Swift County produces enough watts of bioenergy to power 40,000 households. Add to that, local business collaboration with an adjacent university devoted to energy efficiency in both its curriculum and operations, as well as the abundance of native renewable resources, and the...

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Jul 24, 2014

Buy Fresh Buy Local Website
In 2007, Pride of the Prairie launched the Buy Fresh Buy Local consumer education campaign as a marketing strategy to increase access to sustainable locally produced foods in Southwest and West Central Minnesota.

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Jul 24, 2014

Buy Fresh Buy Local Application
A Local Partner of the Upper MN River Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter is a farm, a small-scale processor utilizing local farm products, farmers’ market, or a retail business, such as a restuarant, caterer, food cooperative, or locally owned retail grocery store selling local products. Partners can also be organizations, government agencies, chambers of commerce, tourism bureaus and individuals who can endorese the chapter...

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Jul 24, 2014

Buy Fresh Buy Local Toolkit
As a member of Pride of the Prairie Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local, you have access to lots of marketing and promotional materials. The chapter organizers desire that you will employ the Buy Fresh Buy Local materials whenever and wherever possible, because the more we the campaign materials in front of consumers in our region, the more we can grow the awareness and sales of local...

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Jul 24, 2014

2013 Swift County Data
Swift County was home to 9,609 people in 2012, making it the 70th largest county (or 18th smallest, out of 87 counties) in the state of Minnesota. Swift County lost 174 people since 2010, a 1.8 percent decline, while the state of Minnesota welcomed 65,047 new residents, a 1.2 percent increase. Over the last decade, Swift County’s population fell by 2,173 people, an 18.2 percent...

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

Iron Chef Brochure
Form Your Team Today!

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Jul 24, 2014

Swift County Brochure
Swift County is in the southwestern part of Minnesota, and is home to parks that offer hiking, swimming, playgrounds, picnic areas and other recreational activities. The Minnesota landscape offers prairie lands and forests, and lakes and streams for everyone to dig into and find their outdoors passion. There are even parks for off-road vehicle riders and horseback riders.

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

Category: Environment

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 22, 2014

Start a Business in Swift County
Entrepreneur assistance and small business development are vital to the success of economic development in Swift County. We believe that entrepreneurs are crucial for a thriving community and economy. The investments they create for Swift County are immeasurable. Our economic system is based upon free enterprise and the right of each person to take a risk, follow a dream, and open his/her own business. The enclosed...

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Jul 13, 2014

Strategic Plan
Swift County Rural Development In 2008, Swift County RDA developed an Economic Development Strategy building on Economic Gardening and the areas resource rich, Renewable Energy opportunities.  In 2011, the RDA began implementing a branding and marketing strategy for Swift County.  This marketing plan lays the framework for continued economic development success through 2016, while building on core high level goals and existing successful programs. Mission: Swift County...

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Dec 31, 1969

Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) Program
Whether it’s to startup, operate or expand, at some stage most every business owner must find the money to make things happen.  Here you'll find details on targeted business financing programs available through our Business Finance Office, as well as guidance on financing your business.

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