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02/13/2018

THE FAIRMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HEARD FROM STEPHANIE BUSIAHN, DIRECTOR OF THE FORMER CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU, NOW KNOWN AS "VISIT FAIRMONT". SHE WAS AT THE MEETING TO MAKE A PRESENTATION TO THE AUTHORITY SEEKING SOME FINANCIAL HELP WITH AN INVESTMENT OF $5,000 DOLLARS TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TOURISM CENTER STUDY FOR FAIRMONT ADN MARTIN COUNTY.

THE "U" WOULD SEND PERSONNEL TO GATHER 350-400 SURVEYS FROM VISITORS TO THE AREA BY ASKING BRIEF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY THEY ARE VISITING AND HOPE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT RECREATION THAT ACCOMMODATIONS WOULD BE PUT TOGETHER TO CREATE A VISITOR PROFILE. STEPHANIE SAID THAT "IN AN AVERAGE YEAR WE SEE ABOUT 80,000 PEOPLE COME THROUGH OUR HOTELS WITH A GREAT HOSPITALITY EXIT OFF I-90." SHE ADDED THAT THE CITY IS SITUATED IN A GOOD LOCATION BETWEEN CHICAGO AND THE BLACK HILLS. THE TOTAL COST OF THE SURVEY RUNS ABOUT $25,000 BUT STEPHANIE IS HOPING FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES TO PAY THE BALANCE. THE BOARD TABLED THE $5,000 REQUEST UNTIL THE MARCH MEETING.

LINSEY PREUSS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, INFORMED THE BOARD ABOUT PLANS TO TO APPLY FOR A STATE GRANT TO TO PAY FOR HALF OF ABOUT $500,000 IN INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS ON LAND SOUTH OF THE I-90 INTERSTATE EXIT 99 AT MARTIN COUNTY ROAD 39 . THE CITY HOLDS AN OPTION ON THE LAND AND EXPANDING INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE SITE WILL AID 37 ACRES AROUND THE SITE THAT WILL HOPEFULLY ATTRACT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE AUTHORITY REVIEWED ANALYTICS FORM THE 4TH QUARTER OF LAST YEAR FROM GOLDEN SHOVEL, THE COMPANY ADMINISTERING THE FEDA WEBSITE. DATE SHOWED 454 VISITORS TO THE SITE INCLUDING INTEREST FROM 10 DIFFERENT STATES AND 8 COUNTRIES.


ROD HALVORSEN
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