Annual Meeting, Fly Local, RAEDI website & WAM
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Journey To Growth Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Pine Island 5-12 School

223 First Avenue SE, Pine Island, MN  55963

Please join us for our first Journey to Growth Annual Meeting. Receive a copy of the Journey to Growth Implementation Summary and learn what key developments and projects the Journey committees will focus on in 2017.

Help us celebrate our J2G accomplishments since implementation in September 2014. Enjoy networking and one-on-one time with regional leaders from the many communities participating in Journey to Growth.

Coffee will be provided and enjoy a sneak peek of the WAM (We Are More) Traveling Exhibition.

Public and media welcome!  For questions call 507-288-0208 or email

Register to Attend

FLY LOCAL! (A J2G endorsed initiative)

Supporting local businesses is part of our community culture.  That said, it can be easy to overlook an internationally reaching business - the airport.  Continued engagement from the business community and support for our regional airport is important to the health of our economy and our ongoing success. 

The best part about supporting the airport is that it's simple - think of RST first! Adopting a travel policy that encourages  RST to be considered for all business trips is an easy way to help.  Click here for a sample travel policy that your business can consider adopting.

Often times, the perception can be that using a regional airport can be more expensive. In reality, a slight difference in ticket price can easily be consumed by time and travel.  To help, RST created a True Cost Calculator that allows you to compare the cost of a trip departing from RST and MSP. It factors in things like mileage, extra drive time and parking fees. It also reminds you of simple conveniences like not having to wait in long lines!

Joe Powers of Powers Ventures says, "At Powers Ventures, we support our local airport because it is an important asset to our community and our local economy. We also like the convenience of only having to be at the airport 45 min. before leaving and coming home to Rochester."

Join the growing list of area businesses that support the Fly Local program. For more information on Fly Local travel policies or to add your organization to the list of supporters please contact RST Marketing & Communications Manager Tiana Rossow at
Thank you CWS!
The new RAEDI website looks great and we have the talented folks at CWS to thank for that.  It's design is more user friendly, attractive and packed full of information to help you live, work and better invest in the the SE Minnesota Region.  Take a look and let us know what you think!
The We Are More (WAM) Traveling Exhibition is an exciting new touring photography exhibit showcasing, celebrating and creating conversations about the benefits of diversity and inclusion in southeastern Minnesota’s regional economy. The Exhibition will kick off in the spring of 2017.  and travel throughout communities in southeast Minnesota. A sneak preview of the exhibit will be on display at the J2G quarterly annual meeting in Pine Island on October 19th, 2016. Please help us create a robust exhibition and submit your photos here. The process is easy and you could see your photo on a 4’x6’ display! Email for questions and follow us on Facebook for the latest tour updates and information.
  • The oxygen mask was invented by three Mayo Clinic physicians in 1935 for Northwest Airlines.
  • The first practical water skis were invented in 1922 by Ralph W. Samuelson, who steam-bent 2 eight-foot-long pine boards into skies. He took his first ride behind a motorboat on a lake in Lake City.
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