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Current EDA members are, from left, Doug Bonar, Jeri Jolley, Steve Wilson, Todd Larson and Kirk Zeaman.

Business growth in Farmington a priority in 2013


Economic development is a phrase everyone says, everyone hears and everyone wants. But there's been little consensus in Farmington about how to make economic development a reality.

That may well be changing, though. The city and its economic development authority are launching several new programs aimed at bringing new business to town and providing support to existing businesses that want to move or expand.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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