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Economic development: Block grants may draw business

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While the Farmington Economic Development Authority has been working its way through a new Business Subsidy Policy, a few funding options already exist to bring business to town.


The Dakota County Community Development Agency has a few funding programs set up to help businesses in the county. Some of those programs have been around for a while, Farmington city planner Lee Smick said, but are not often used.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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