Category: News

Newcomers to Rural America – Brain Gain

The population of rural America has changed significantly during the past 40 years. Counter to popular narrative, since 1970 there have been newcomers aged 30-49 moving into small towns, which positively impacts our social and economic structures. At the same time, there is a new urbanity found across the rural landscape that changes how we…

2016 Ambassador Scholarship Awarded!

Andrea Carstensen receives 2016 Ambassador Scholarship Award from Chamber President Margaret Dillard. The Ambassador Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce awarded a $1,000 Scholarship to Andrea Carstensen.  Andrea is the daughter of Chris and Brenda Carstensen of Fairmont, MN.  She is a student at the Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.  The Ambassador…

“Break Ground” – Fairmont Economic Development

FAIRMONT, MINNESOTA features a shovel-ready certified industrial park which is accessible by plane, rail, and interstate travel. Home to five lakes and over 880 businesses, Fairmont is not only business-friendly but family-friendly, with over 500 acres of parkland – featuring an aquatic park, dog park, two 18-hole golf courses and much more. Contact Fairmont Economic…