Southeast MN Economic Study
Through a grant appropriation from DEED, in early 2018 SEMLM and CEDA engaged HR&A Advisors, Inc. to conduct a study to understand the economic growth facing cities and counties in Southeast Minnesota. The Southeast Minnesota Economic Impact Study aims to provide communities in the eight-county region with long-range population, employment, and economic forecasts at the county- and region-wide scales. These forecasts will equip municipalities, counties, and the Region with quality data that can inform long-range planning, guiding important municipal and county decision making for things like investment in new infrastructure and public works, municipal services and schools, land use planning, and strategic downtown planning, in addition to regional considerations about transportation investment and housing growth. With a clearer understanding of the future population and economy of Southeast Minnesota, the Region can work to ensure that this growth is equitable and sustainable, serving all residents and workers.
Jan. 31, 2023 in Kasson
Registration begins in January
SE MN cities are invited to attend the 2023 SEMLM Annual Membership meeting January 31st at the Kasson Legion. This evening dinner meeting focuses on topics to be presented to legislators to support SE MN cities.
The SEMLM 2023 final legislative action items are shared and moved forward with all legislators in SE MN. Topics cities will vote on include:
Fire Department Equipment Funding
Ambulance Funding and other needs
Local control of Fire and Ambulance Services
Water and Wastewater Operator training at Riverland
LGA for cities
5:00pm - Social
Cash bar and conversation. Meet city friends, make new ones, too.
6:00 pm - Great Dinner
Meal options are Steak, Shrimp, or Combo of both steak and shrimp
7:00pm - Evening program
Speakers and discussion among cities. Have your city represented for voting. Every city gets to vote.
8:30pm - Adjourn for more socializing and networking.
CEDS Presentation from
March 29, 2022
SEMLM Regional Event
Region 10 SE MN CEDS
Our region is doing a CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) to meet the Federal EDA requirements to access federal economic development programs and funding.
SE MN Regional Transit
We have the opportunity now to develop a more complete and robust new regional transit system to serve our residents' multiple needs:
commuting for work, school, and shopping
going to medical or other appointments
visiting friends and family
attending events in the region
The planning process is underway! Funds and staff are getting put into action. Hear how your residents can make use of a regional transit system, and how you can participate. Be part of the planning, and part of the solution, of regional transit for your community and the region.
SEMLM Broadband Survey
of Cities, Counties, and Townships
Presented at the
Sept. 16, 2021
Presentation materials from
MMB, LMC, DEED, and SEMLM
July 29, 2021
Stewartville American Legion
SE MN ARP Overview
MMB - Thomas Carr
(MN Management and Budget Department)
ARPA Info for Cities
LMC - Daniel Lightfoot
DEED’s new Mainstreet Program
Economic Development Legislative Wrap Up 2021
DEED - Darielle Dannen
SEMLM - MN DEED Mainstreet Redevelopment Program FAQs
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