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Survey helps RDC assess region’s highest priorities

By Reed Anfinson
Each year, generally in November, the Upper Minnesota Regional Development Commission (RDC) sends out a survey to community leaders, elected officials, and department head staff seeking input on the top issues and concerns in its five-county region.
The RDC, based in Appleton, provides community planning assistance, economic development loans, and grant-writing expertise to local governments in Swift, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Chippewa and Big Stone counties. 
At the Swift County Board of Commissioner’s meeting last Tuesday, RDC Executive Director Dawn Heglund reviewed the top issues in the region based on the 2021 survey.
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