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On the road: SMIF stakeholders head west

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) serves 20 counties. While this is just a fraction of the state, it’s a large area: It takes over three and a half hours to drive from Springfield to Spring Grove — and that’s without road construction or snow drifts. In the course of our work, many SMIF staff members travel thousands of miles every year, crisscrossing the region in support of early childhood, entrepreneurial, and community activities. Though SMIF’s governing Board members come from 15 of our 20 counties, we recognize the need for them — along with SMIF staff — to become more familiar with our entire region. So, going forward, every year we will schedule a bus tour of three or four counties exploring challenges, changing demographics, as well as causes for celebration. Comments (0)

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