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Blair Johnson CPA – Spotlight Video

Business Spotlight segment from the Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG) Annual Meeting which was held on May 5, 2014.

Blair Johnson provided an overview of his business and the assistance provided by BSAG with funds obtained through a USDA Rural Development Grant which established a revolving loan fund for projects in Big Stone County.


Tourism Assessment Report

May 13, 2014 
Ryan Pesch, University of Minnesota Morris Extension, presented the final report for the Clinton-Beardsley-Graceville Tourism Assessment which was completed in February of 2014 at the annual BSAG Meeting held on May 5th.

Below are the report documents provided – video of the presentation will be posted shortly.

CGB-executivesummary – PDF Summary provided at the BSAG Annual Meeting

CGB-Final – PDF Final Report

Video from the BSAG Annual Meeting –
Report Presentation from Ryan Pesch



Tourism Assessment Begins

June 13, 2013….
BSAG’s application has been selected!

The University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and the University of Minnesota Tourism Center were seeking five communities to participate in special tourism assessment project over the next 18 months.

This project will help small communities (Under 1,500 pop) across Minnesota discover Continue reading