Promoting Growth
& Opportunities for
Southwest Minnesota

We work to connect units of government, businesses, and communities with the resources, planning, and services needed to promote growth. Together we can further opportunities in Southwest Minnesota by promoting a growing workforce and business base and ensuring population stability.

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Southwest Minnesota Highlighted

Providing professional expertise and leadership to enhance regional opportunities.

At Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC), we are listeners and connectors to help you find the resources needed to address your concerns. Together we can channel progressive collaboration between cities, counties, and townships so that shared knowledge and resources can be used to help you and the region prepare for a future where people and businesses thrive.

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    A growing workforce and business base.

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    Better lives for those living in the region.

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    Population stability.

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    Significant needs addressed that are challenging the region.

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, DevelopMN, Revolving Loan Funds, Technical Assistance

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Planning Services, Initiatives & Collaboration

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Active Living & Trails Planning, Human Services Transit Coordination Planning, Safe Routes to School


Date 12/20
Happy Holidays from SRDC

Quarterly Newsletter December 2022

Read the latest on SRDC happenings, including an a thank you to our Commissioners, Regional Trails Plan…

Link for Quarterly Newsletter December 2022
Date 12/08
Dec 2022 SRDC Regional Trails Newletter

December 2022 SRDC Regional Trails Newsletter

You are invited to the second Regional Trails Plan Workgroup Meeting. At this meeting, we’ll be asking…

Link for December 2022 SRDC Regional Trails Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Date 02/20
Solar Farm in Murray County

SRDC Office Closed

Link for SRDC Office Closed
Date 02/02
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February Regional Trail Virtual Meeting


Link for February Regional Trail Virtual Meeting
Date 05/11
Bench overlooking lake in Worthington

Full Commission Meeting

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Looking to grow your business or organization, solve a problem in your community, or progress your organization?

Our assistance is tailored to your needs. Southwest Regional Development Commission provides assistance to projects that support, enhance, or address the region's needs. We work with your team on planning, facilitation, data collection, research, grant writing, outreach assistance, and more.

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The Region We Serve

The Southwest Regional Development Commission serves the nine-county region of Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock in the far southwest corner of Minnesota.

Since 1973, SRDC has worked with and on behalf of these counties, their cities, townships, school districts, and public interest groups. These partnerships and the leveraging of resources throughout the region have led to the advancement of programs in the areas of community, economic, energy, transportation, and land use development.

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Lincoln County

Lyon County

Redwood County

Pipestone County

Murray County

Cottonwood County

Rock County

Nobles County

Jackson County

SRDC Regional Spotlight

AmericInn General Manager Kathryn Wood
Regional Spotlight


Windom, MN

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Heritage Event Center Barn
Regional Spotlight

Heritage Event Center

Taunton, MN

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New Beginnings Gift Shop
Regional Spotlight

New Beginnings Garden Center

Worthington, MN

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Help us promote and further opportunities in Southwest Minnesota

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