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Ground Breaking

Looking to the future Construction begins on new North Industrial Park July 20, 2014 By Chuck Hunt - Register Editor chunt@faribaultcountyregister.com) , Faribault County Register Just shortly after an official...

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A Million Dollar Announcement

BE receives grant for industrial park.  by Chuck Hunt, Faribault County Register, September 30, 2013.  It was the news that city of Blue Earth officials have been holding their breath...

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It's Actually Happening - Albert Lea Tribune.com, by Kelli Lageson, May 15,…

WELLS — It’s finally coming together.That was the sentiment echoed by many who attended the groundbreaking for the new school building on Wednesday in Wells. Dirt is already being moved...

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UHD recognized as outstanding critical access hospital - Faribault County R…

For the second time, United Hospital District in Blue Earth has been named one of the HealthStrong (tm) Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States."United Hospital District...

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It's official and a good fit, too. The Courier-Sentinel Staff Writer, May 3…

Although it wasn't a surprise - the merger of the former State Bank of Bricelyn with Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Buffalo Center, Iowa was announced last December -...

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Thirsty? No More, By Chuck Hunt, Editor, Faribault County Register. Commun…

On March 15, Jeremy Coxworth celebrated his five-year anniversary of being in business operating Coxworth Water Conditioning in a big way.It wasn't with balloons or banners, champagne or prizes.Instead, Coxworth...

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Business Services:

FCDC provides confidential services to individuals, start-up businesses and existing businesses at no charge because of our funding partners. Our access to a large number of resources enables us to connect our clients with the right people. FCDC also promotes projects and events that are important to our communities and bring jobs and tax base to our area.


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The services include:

  • Start-up Assistance

  • Business Plan Development

  • Feasibility Assessments

  • Marketing and Market Research

  • Strategic Planning

  • Financing/Capital Counseling

  • Building/Site Search Assistance

  • Needs Assessments


Give us a call to make an appointment and to begin the journey of making your dream your reality.

Linsey is a Small Business Development Center Consultant.  She maintains partnerships among community and regional organizations and provides access to a broad network of resources you can tap.  We provide the expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today's competitive economy.