/Pawlenty headed for Austin

By Tim Ruzek

Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to speak Wednesday at the Development Corp. of Austin’s annual meeting.

The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Austin Country Club. However, it’s only open to DCA members and invited guests.

"The governor recognizes and values the economic vitality and importance of our area," said John Garry, executive director of the DCA.


Pawlenty has placed a high priority on bioscience and renewable energy, Garry stated, which are priorities that match well with the strengths of Austin and Mower County.

The current priorities of the DCA, a private nonprofit that strives to help spur economic development in the area, are to keep assisting the area’s existing businesses to grow and look for development opportunities in the emerging industries of bioscience and renewable energy.

"Our existing businesses are clearly our greatest asset," Garry said. "We will also remain open to all new business but our efforts will focus on emerging bioscience and renewable energy industries. Together these priorities hold great promise for the future of our community."

To learn more, go to

Development Corp. of Austin

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