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Economic development: Farmington's groundwork started in 2012

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The city of Farmington is kicking off a new economic development plan this month, one that hopefully will bring new commercial and industrial business to the community.


But a lot of the groundwork for the plan was laid in 2012, thanks to the work of Farmington city planner Lee Smick, the Economic Development Authority, and Farmington business owners who gave input on the process.

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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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