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Regional Economic Development Alliance Signing Event
Mankato, MINN (Novmeber 7, 2016) – The Regional Economic Development Alliance will hold an important signing event on November 9, 2016 at the Greater Mankato Growth office to commemorate the renewal of the Alliance.
The Greater Mankato regional marketplace includes Blue Earth and Nicollet counties and the communities immediately adjacent. Each of the communities and counties has its own unique strengths, which combined create a robust portfolio of regional assets.
A progressive group of these communities and counties joined together with GMG to efficiently provide both regional and individual city and county information to businesses interested in the Greater Mankato marketplace, which is known as the Regional Economic Development Alliance or REDA. Region Nine Development Commission also serves as a communication liaison between REDA partners and the rest of South Central Minnesota.
“Regional collaboration is a best practice in economic development work. Resources are leveraged in order to provide the best services to both existing and new businesses,” said John Considine, Director of Regional Business Intelligence.
President and CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Jonathan Zierdt stated, “This is a historic event for our region and the marketplace. The past seven years have been filled with challenges as well as successes which we have endured and celebrated collectively. The time, talent and fortified efforts of all the partners have proven the growth and sustainability of this marketplace is strengthened by our efforts.”