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Perham economic development retreat is next Tuesday, Jan. 29

Perham Economic Development Authority Director Chuck Johnson has scheduled the city's annual Economic Development Retreat for Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. until noon.

The event will be held at SteVelly's, at Perham Lakeside Country Club.

Johnson states that those attending, "will have a very interesting, unique opportunity to hear nationally renowned speaker Tom Rolfstad, the Director of Economic Development for Williston, N.D."

Williston is now the fastest growing "Micropolitan Community" in the country, and has gone from being the ninth largest oil producer in the U.S. to the second.

Rolfstad knows first hand the planning that goes into a community's growth. He also regularly speaks to communities on the investment and job opportunities in the Williston Basin. He was recently named the "North Dakota Economic Developer of the Year" by Governor Jack Dalrymple.

Rolfstad will be able to speak to the challenges that Perham faces as it continues to grow.

The EDA Retreat will be of interest to anyone interested in the business opportunities in the Perham area.

This event is open to the public.

With questions, or for directions, contact Chuck Johnson at 346-9798 or EDA Assistant Mary Holzer at 346-4582.