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State Commerce officials return to Kenmare

A meeting two months ago between Kenmare Community Development Corp. officials and the North Dakota Department of Commerce netted some progressive discussion.

4/15/14 (Tue)

By Marvin Baker

A meeting two months ago between Kenmare Community Development Corp. officials and the North Dakota Department of Commerce netted some progressive discussion.

The result of that February meeting was that commerce officials would return April 9 and analyze what they found in Kenmare. during the winter.

Dean Ihle and Dave Lehman both from the Dept. of Commerce, attended the annual meeting April 9 to talk about things Kenmare has done right and things that could change.

Lehman presented a slide presentation with questions and answers and Ihle spoke about a variety of topics.

“I thought it was great that their presentation pointed out what Kenmare has already done in terms of economic developments and then explained where they could see potential to expand and grow,” said KCDC Executive Director Jennifer Nelson. “Topics they addressed were quality of place, tourism, industry, senior living, marketing and education/networking.”

According to Nelson, this relationship with commerce forged in February, is just beginning.

“They have an abundant amount of resources available to use as far as funding, contacts and just information that we will continue to use throughout the years,” Nelson said. “They have been very helpful and I can’t wait to use their resources more.”

With a group of about 30 people, KCDC President Jerry Essler said it was one of the better crowds attending the annual meeting in recent years... Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!