• Welcome to Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization which serves its member businesses and the community. We are located in the heart of West Central Minnesota’s premier lakes country destination, Otter Tail County. With its nearly 1100 lakes, rivers, streams and trails offering an abundance of recreational options, its a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • New Round of PIPELINE Grants Announced

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    April 02, 2019

    $2.7 million in new grants available for dual-training program creation, expansion

    A new round of $2.7 million in grants is available to help employers create or expand dual-training programs in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services or information technology industries through the Minnesota PIPELINE Program. Applications are accepted through May 10, 2019.
    Interested employers can view more information about the grant and submit an application online here.

    More occupations available

    Additional occupations eligible for grants were recently approved. Visit the PIPELINE Program website to see the occupations eligible for grants in the industries of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.

    Questions about the grant application?

    Contact us at PIPELINE.Program@state.mn.us or 651-284-5353.

    In support of the implementation of the Minnesota Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience (PIPELINE) program administered by the MN Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), the 2015 Minnesota Legislature established the Dual Training Grant program administered by the MN Office of Higher Education (OHE). The Dual Training Grant program (Minnesota Statutes 136A.246) is a funding source that generates collaborative and strategic educational solutions between employers and related instruction training providers across Minnesota. A dual-training model pairs on-the-job training with related instruction to generate a comprehensive platform for learning. Employers may apply for Dual Training Grants to reimburse related instruction costs of dual-training programs in occupations for which competency standards have been identified among the four PIPELINE industries of Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Health Care Services and Information Technology.
    Contact:
    Lisa Workman, President
    (218) 736-6951
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