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Energy Fair for Businesses & Farms is March 8th

Event to Focus on Energy Efficiency and Renewables for Businesses and Farms Please R.S.V.P. if you plan to attend or to request meeting materials (R.S.V.P. form at end of article) PLAINVIEW, MINNESOTA— The Plainview Economic Development Authority will be hosting an Energy Fair Thursday, March 8th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Plainview City Hall.  […]

Plainview EDA recruits Board members

PLAINVIEW, MINNESOTA— The Plainview Economic Development Authority has two seats open on its seven-member Board of Commissioners.   The charge of the EDA broadly is to promote economic development through assistance to local businesses, housing and promotion of the community. “City government and the EDA are actively working to ensure the city continues to grow,” said […]

Common Sense Energy is local solar

PLAINVIEW, MINNESOTA—There’s no two ways about it‑Common Sense Energy ‑takes the long view about the cost savings property owners gain when they choose to invest in local solar! Common Sense Energy has been providing an alternative to ground-mounted solar gardens since 2014.  This solar start-up company located in Plainview, MN, has chosen to focus on […]

For Dairyland Equipment—Robotics transform milk production!

PLAINVIEW, MINNESOTA— Dairyland Equipment Services, Inc. is looking forward to a busy 2017 as this multi-state company expands its sales of robotics milking systems. According to Mark Jurgenson, Dairyland’s President, the greatest growth potential in dairy equipment sales and service is robotics. In fact, a 2015 a survey of Canadian dairy found that 70% of […]

Community Survey Documents Satisfaction

Results of a 2015 Plainview Community Survey show that the majority of respondents are “extremely satisfied” or “moderately satisfied” with living in Plainview. “The survey was designed to measure satisfaction with key city services and major aspects of life in Plainview,” said Sally Harrington, local community volunteer who has been active in an ad hoc “visioning” process that […]

Housing Study Shows Room to Grow!

Demand for new housing in Plainview over the next ten years has been set at 258 units according to the 2015 Plainview Housing Study. Breakdown of the projected housing needed in Plainview by type shows demand for 123 single-family homes, 52 multi-family units, 48 market rate rental units, 18 affordable rental units and 17 subsidized rental […]

New Loan Programs Available

The Plainview City Council approved recommendations for use of $250,000 of the $357,609 the city received through the Rochester Sales Tax distribution in January 2016. The Plainview EDA recommended creating three new loan programs specifically for housing, lot development and commercial rehab.  The new loan programs offer residents and builders, developers and commercial building owners […]

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