(March 26, 2013) At the request of the Murray County EDA, University of Minnesota Extension staff conducted a Lodging Study for Murray County. Results were presented to the Murray County EDA and other potential stakeholders on March 26. Click here for a link to the handout from the presentation.
(November 1, 2012) The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Bureau of Business Research recently released its annual entrepreneurship rankings for states and Minnesota was ranked 5th best of all states. Read more from the Mankato Free Press and CNBC.
(October 2012 - Minnesota Business) What Small Businesses Need to Know about Obamacare
(September 2012 - Minnesota Business) Experience Counts: Consider grooming current staff for higher level roles. Read article.
(September 2012) Faculty of the University of Minnesota, Crookston recently issued a report examining contributing factors in new small business success. Click HERE to view the report.
(September 12, 2012) Demographic Profile of Murray County Presented - Cameron Macht, Regional Analyst from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) presented a demographic profile of Murray County at a special meeting of the Murray County Economic Development Authority (EDA) on September 12. Some interesting facts were revealed about Murray County:
- In 2011, Murray County had 328 employer establishments and 2,909 covered (“payroll”) jobs.
Macht’s presentation included recommendations on how to incorporate the data into economic development planning. Click HERE for a link to a handout from the presentation.
(August 10, 2012) A link to a survey was sent to 125 business owners/managers in June 2012. 29 responded. Survey results are here...
(July 14, 2012 - Marshall Independent) Expert says rural America thriving - The Southwest Regional Development Commission welcomed rural optimist Ben Winchester as a special guest speaker at its annual meeting on Thursday night in Lamberton. Winchester is a research fellow at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality and was invited to speak to the nine-county regional association about the "brain gain" in rural Minnesota. Read more...
(May 16, 2012 - Worthington Daily Globe) A Rural Brain Gain - A University of Minnesota Extension study released Wednesday shows rural Minnesota is continuing to attract residents in the 30 to 49 age group, according to a study of the U.S. Census data. Read more...
(May 2012) From the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 9 Tips for Preparing Your Small Business for the Tourist Season - How can small business owners put the 2012 tourist and vacation season to profitable use? Here are some operational and marketing tips to help you start planning a successful season today. Read more...
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