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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) approved five grants totaling $65,000 to support education and technical support for new or existing entrepreneurs and businesses, and to build resources for creating a sustainable and resilient food economy for southern Minnesota. A total of $45,000 in Economic Development Grants, designed to support new collaborative initiatives for ...read more
    Categories: Agriculture, Business, Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the availability of increased broadband speeds in the company’s southern Minnesota service area.  Residents can now choose from a variety of plans with connections up to 80 Mbps, all competitively priced. “We are constantly investing in the communities we serve and are excited ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded 35 grants totaling more than $19 million for rehabilitation and infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota. The Small Cities Development Program is part of the Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is funded by Congress. The program helps pay ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Representatives from early childhood organizations gathered at the Owatonna Area Business Development Center yesterday to celebrate Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's (SMIF) Early Childhood Literacy program. This grant supports early literacy efforts that enhance school readiness for children birth to age five by providing children with books. This year, SMIF awarded 18,275 books with a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, School
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    SMIF’s Prosperity Initiative announces new cohort            Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) celebrated graduates of the Prosperity Initiative Program and welcomed new business owners to the program at an event held at Profinium in Mankato on Saturday, June 23.  The Prosperity Initiative is a program that promotes inclusive entrepreneurship and minority-owned business ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Business
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