Category Archives: Economic Development

Red Wing City Council video discussion of sale of MNGL

Watch the Council meeting discussion of the sale of MNGL at about 1 hour 30 minutes. Closed session for about an hour after that, then back on for final discussion and vote. Watch.  The Council voted 7-0 against the sale.

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Google pushes small Minn. businesses to get online | Minnesota Public Radio News

Google pushes small Minn. businesses to get online | Minnesota Public Radio News.

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An Innovative Proposal for Red Wing – a New Public/Private Partnership

Today, the Red Wing Municipal Golf Corporation (a non-profit corp.) released its proposal to the city of Red Wing for the management and operation of Mississippi National Golf Links (MNGL). The city of Red Wing is considering selling MNGL in order to address budgetary pressures.

This substantive proposal is an example of the possibilities available to communities searching for new ways to thrive in these challenging economic times. Beyond the obvious financial issues, the potential intangible benefit to communities of such private/public efforts is enormous. An engaged public is what very well may make the difference between those cities that stagnate, too focused on the bottom line, and those cities that embrace change and prosper.

View the proposal here.

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The Case of the Disappearing Large-Employer Manufacturing Plants: Not Much of a Mystery After All – The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

“Debate about the disappearance of manufacturing jobs in the United States sometimes implies that mysterious forces are at work. But a closer look at recent trends, especially at large-employer plants, reveals no such puzzles. ”

The Case of the Disappearing Large-Employer Manufacturing Plants: Not Much of a Mystery After All – Economic Policy Papers – Publications & Papers | The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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How public golf courses can play through the recession

National Recreation & Park Association

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America’s Top States for Business 2011 – Minnesota – CNBC

America’s Top States for Business 2011 – Minnesota – CNBC.

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Restoring the American Dream | Getting Back to #1 – Global Public Square – CNN

Global Public Square

Watch GPS: Restoring the American Dream Special – Getting Back to #1 – Global Public Square – CNN.com Blogs.

“If America now ranks as the 5th best country in which to run a business, 23rd in infrastructure, 49th in life expectancy and so on, can we still call it #1? And if the American Dream is slipping out of people’s grasps (as we discussed in our first special “Restoring the American Dream“), what can we do to put America back on top in every category?”

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