Tuesday, November 08, 2011

EDC turns to the Web and social media to spotlight economic development

By: Anne Polta, West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — A contest to help launch the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s newly retooled website at www.kandiyohi.com has turned up some little-known facts about the local economy.

For instance, 100 patents in agriculture and the biosciences have been filed since 2006 by companies located in Kandiyohi County. Or, within the next five years, local companies are projected to collectively invest $1 billion in renewable energy projects.

By the end of November, the EDC hopes to have dozens of similar stories to feature on the website, promoting the county as a dynamic, innovative place to do business.

“We’ve got some really great stories to tell,” said Jean Spaulding, assistant director of the Economic Development Commission.

More here.

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