Monday, February 25, 2008

Hoffman's Health Care Mall may signal new era for local business

excerpted from Hoffman Tribune, 2-21-08

The Hoffman Economic Development Authority received a $85,000 grant from PrimeWest to establish a health care facility in town, featuring specializations that will not compete with any health care services now available in Hoffman.

The Hoffman Health Care Mall would be self supporting. All of the costs of operating the facility including debt payment have been factored into the estimated costs. Revenue from the rental of the mall space should cover costs.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tourism important to Minnesota economy

St. Paul, Minn. 1-29-08

New research sponsored by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center reveals that, for the third year in a row, nearly all Minnesotans understand the importance of tourism to the state's economy. In Minnesota, tourism generates $10.5 billion in gross receipts/sales and employs more than 244,000 people.

The Center's profile of 2007 fall travelers shows that fully half of Northcentral/West region travelers were from North Dakota (53%) compared with 1% each in the other Minnesota regions.

Other interesting data about tourism in our region includes:
Study of visitors to the Detroit Lakes-Mahnomen area;
Study of visitors to Otter Tail County;
Study of visitors to the southern Red River Valley.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Barnesville city, school, EDA, park reps share ideas

excerpted from Barnesville Record-Review, 2-4-08

Representatives from Barnesville's city, school, EDA and park and rec gathered for a networking session Jan. 28. It provided an opportunity for each to share highlights from the past year and their short-term and long-term goals. They also brainstormed possible solutions to challenges facing each group, and discussed cross-promotional marketing. This is the second time in two years this group has assembled.

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