Pictured is Josh Laffen, Vice President of Business Development – MBFC, Rebecca Kurtz, Senior Municipal Advisor – EHLERS on behalf of MEDF

MBFC recently awarded a grant of $3,000.00 to the Minnesota Economic Development Foundation (MEDF). MEDF’s mission is to build stronger Minnesota communities through economic development outreach, education, training, and research initiatives.

MEDF’s five primary areas of focus within their mission include:

  • Sponsoring the International Economic Development Council   Basic Economic Development Course serving Minnesota.
  • Providing scholarship programs that provide financial support for MN economic development professionals to enroll in the IEDC courses.
  • Providing community based internship grants to MN community economic development organizations.
  • Updating and providing valuable reference tools and guides for economic development and city government staff throughout the state.
  • Launching the Terrell Towers Memorial, which was established to help elevate emerging MN BIPOC economic development professionals in the profession.

MBFC appreciates the partnership with MEDF and their important guidance and resources given to the economic development community!