Monticello EDA approves funding for Industry of Year October event

The Monticello Economic Development Authority (EDA) will fund materials and activities associated with the city’s Fourth Annual Industry of the Year event.

Commissioners unanimously approved the funding request at their Aug. 14 meeting.
The Industry of the Year event is a business retention effort coordinated in partnership between the Industrial and Economic Development Committee (IEDC) and the EDA.

The Wednesday, Oct. 23 event represents an opportunity to focus on the efforts and contributions of the Monticello manufacturing and industrial community, stated Community Development Director Angela Schumann in a commission background memo.

The event is held each year in conjunction with Minnesota Manufacturer’s Week, which is scheduled for Oct. 20 to Oct. 26. Attendance at the event is typically 50 to 100 persons, Schumann reported.

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