Many farm families take an annual “knee high by Fourth of July” photo to show how tall the corn is. Some of those snapshots have three or four
Believe in Southwest
A Message from President/CEO Diana Anderson
I love inspiring quotes from smart, thoughtful people. They pack so much meaning into just a few words and motivate us to think and act in noble ways.
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was a businessman, soldier, conservationist, and the 26th president of the United States. He challenged everyday citizens to, "Do what you can, where you are, and with what you have."
Through my work at Southwest Initiative Foundation, I have the opportunity to connect with innovative entrepreneurs, dedicated community leaders, enthusiastic educators, sharp students—and so many others. They are doing what they can, where they are, with what they have to make our region strong and vibrant.
Here are some of my experiences connecting with the people who impact southwest Minnesota.
By President/CEO Diana Anderson Yesterday, I was honored to speak at Ridgewater College’s commencement in Hutchinson. I’m incredibly proud of these
I recently attended a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors and the community development offices of all 12 Federal Reserve
I am so grateful to the thoughtful, passionate, accomplished people who spent the day sharing their best ideas with us yesterday at the Grow Our Own
Are you a business person? Here are four reasons you should attend the Grow Our Own Summit December 15 in Marshall: Tackle our workforce, housing
This past month has been filled with travels all over our southwest Minnesota region. I truly think that one of the best parts of my job is being able
I have had a fantastic few weeks crisscrossing our region to see the people and places that make southwest Minnesota so great. It's clear to see we
This marks a big year for Southwest Initiative Foundation—we’re turning 30! We have a deep history here in Greater Minnesota. We’re one of the six
Southwest Minnesota employers are struggling to fill open positions, especially for skilled workers. Many of our region’s businesses are poised for
Great restaurants and lodging. New businesses and a full Main Street. Museums and theaters. Parks and trails. “Luverne has got a lot to offer,”