Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar, MN
Located just two hours west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the City of Willmar, in Kandiyohi County. Business in Focus spoke with Aaron Backman, the executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission (EDC); Joanna Schrupp, business development officer for the MinnWest Technology Campus; and Betsy Bonnema from co-working space WORKUP, to learn more about this dynamic county and what it has to offer for existing and prospective businesses.
Kandiyohi County is an area that is seeing solid growth, new investments, and thriving local businesses with a focus on agriculture technology, advanced manufacturing, medical health and life sciences. It boasts some of the most innovative companies and public/private collaborations in west-central Minnesota.