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City administrator Peter Herlofsky and economic development specialist Tina Hansmeier say it's the city's job to make Farmington as appealing a place as possible for businesses to locate.

Signs of life in Farmington's business climate

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Last month, Farmington economic development specialist Tina Hansmeier provided the city's economic development authority with a list of all of the local businesses that had opened and those that closed in.


Hansmeier provides the list to keep city officials apprised of development activity in the community, so we decided to take her reports one step further and visit with her on the subject. She and city administrator Peter Herlofsky sat down with us Tuesday afternoon.

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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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