MANKATO — Nicole Griensewic Mickelson, executive director of Region Nine Development Commission, has been elected to serve as president of the Greater Minnesota Partnership.
As president, she will help direct efforts to inform state legislators on issues that are important to economic development in Greater Minnesota, such as workforce housing, job skills training, broadband expansion, infrastructure needs and environmental regulations.
Griensewic Mickelson was elected by fellow business and community leaders from across the state. The GMNP is a nonprofit corporation devoted to advocating for state economic development policies and resources that benefit Greater Minnesota. It has more than 90 members consisting of businesses, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, colleges and universities, cities and nonprofits from throughout Greater Minnesota.
“Nicole is the ideal person to lead the GMNP as we strive to advance our goals at the Legislature and recruit new members,” Dan Dorman, executive director of the GMNP, said in a statement. “As an active member of our Board of Directors for several years, she has proven that she has the knowledge and determination to deal with challenges and come up with solutions to help spur economic growth in Greater Minnesota.”
Griensewic Mickelson has served as executive director of Region Nine, which serves nine counties in south central Minnesota, since 2012.