Minnesota: 2030 – What Lies Ahead for Minnesota’s Economy? – Southwest Minnesota

The Upper Room 100 W College Drive Suite 300, Marshall, MN

Join us as we explore the performance of Minnesota’s economy and key trends and opportunities in southwest Minnesota. Business and community leaders will come together to discuss challenges and assets in the region around the economy and business climate, entrepreneurship and key community priorities like childcare, housing and growing workforce diversity.

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Southwest Minnesota State University 1501 State St., Marshall, MN

The annual conference (formerly known as Cultures on the Prairie) is uniquely designed to share the stories and experiences of community members to engage in meaningful conversations centered around diversity, equity and inclusion.

2024 Presidents Day Holiday

Southwest Initiative Foundation 15 3rd Ave NW, Hutchinson, United States

Southwest Initiative Foundation’s office building is closed in observance of Presidents Day.

2024 Farm Couples Retreat

Evergreen Lane Events 31832 State Hwy 19, Redwood Falls, MN, United States

Calling all couples who are balancing life on and off the farm: This retreat is just for you! Led by renowned farm mental health expert Ted Matthews, this retreat will help you improve your relationship communication skills and reconnect as a couple. The day will also include: Insights to strengthen your mental well-being and relationships

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Small Business Lending Forum – WORTHINGTON

Nobles County Heritage Center 225 9th St, Worthington, MN, United States

Bankers, lenders and economic development professionals are invited to join us for an informative session on partnering with non-traditional lenders, including Southwest Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Business Finance Corporation, Southwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center and Southwest Regional Development Commission. Learn about a variety of loan programs and technical support that is available through these organizations and how you can partner with non-traditional lenders to help entrepreneurs and business owners grow and succeed. Lunch is included!

2024 Kids First Conference

Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel 39375 County Highway 24, Morton, MN, United States

The Kids First Conference is an opportunity for early child care professionals to participate in two days of professional development workshops, networking opportunities, vendor exhibitions, delicious cuisine and engaging entertainment.