Article by Andrew Barbes
The Blooming Prairie Economic Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce celebrated and gave special attention to the local manufacturers during Minnesota’s Manufacturer appreciation week. Blooming Prairie manufacturers opened their doors to the public and hosted special tours showing how manufacturing is done today.
Along with the tours a lunch was held with speakers U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mindy Askelson Director of Placement of Riverland Technical College, and Bob Bender Professor of Industrial Maintenance Mechanics and Welding for Riverland Technical College. The purpose was to bring together the Business Owners, Education and Legislative organizations to talk about how we can continue to create jobs and have a ready workforce available.