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Redwood Falls Gazette
  • Redwood/Renville recycling center facility plan gets $1.89 million grant

  • The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced this past Thursday $47.5 million in competitive business development grants that are going to fund nine economic development projects statewide.
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  • The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced this past Thursday $47.5 million in competitive business development grants that are going to fund nine economic development projects statewide.
    These targeted investments are going to put an estimated 2,000 Minneso-tans to work on projects which have regional and statewide significance.
    Among those awarded funds is a local project proposed by Redwood and Renville counties.
    Redwood and Renville counties requested funds to construct and provide infrastructure for a joint material recovery facility to improve collection, processing and marketing of recyclables.
    The project would create approximately 20 construction jobs, eight full-time equivalent jobs (public sector) and retain 16 jobs.
    The total project cost is $4,512,100, and the total DEED award is $1,898,750.
    The grant winners were chosen from 90 applications, with requests totaling $288 million. The agency re-viewed applications based on five criteria, including: project readiness, job creation, investment and leverage, regional impact and public benefit.
    Projects were organized into three regions to achieve geographic balance, including: metro, north and south.
    Gov. Mark Dayton, his senior staff,and staff from the Department of Manage-ment and Budget reviewed DEED’s decisions.

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