Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

CGMC, GMNP to host housing discussions in September

Looking ahead to the 2020 legislative session and beyond, we anticipate that housing will continue to be an important issue for the GMNP and our sister organization, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC). Housing, or a lack thereof, has a major impact on economic development and growth throughout the state, but oftentimes the conversation at the Capitol focuses on the needs of the metro area. That is why it is critical that the CGMC and GMNP continue be a strong voice for Greater Minnesota on this issue.

In order to hear from our members and better understand the various housing concerns that impact your communities, the CGMC and GMNP are co-hosting meetings in Austin and Fergus Falls that will focus on housing. We encourage all interested city officials to attend. The information gleaned from the meetings will help us shape our legislative strategy on housing for the upcoming legislative session. Continue reading

DEED to host brownfields workshops

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and its partners are hosting four workshops in the coming weeks to provide information about grant programs that assist with the costs of investigating and cleaning up contaminated sites known as brownfields. The goal of these programs is to help redevelopment that will yield jobs, increase the local tax base and leverage private investment.

An overview of the DEED grant programs is available at Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program, along with applications, forms and instructions. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.

  • Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Mankato
    Mankato Council Chambers/Mankato Room
    10 Civic Center Plaza
    Mankato, MN  56001

    Presentations from DEED and the city of Mankato will be given. Registration is not required.

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