Quality of life draws people to the area
The Fairmont Economic Development Authority received an update on Monday on Fairmont Area Life, a two-year-old joint endeavor between the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fairmont.
Margaret Dillard, Chamber president, said the project is based on research from the University of Minnesota about “Brain Gain,” which points out that professionals from ages 30-49 look for quality of life when considering where they want to live. At the top of the list were safety, affordability, quality schools, health care options and recreational amenities.
“We have all that here,” Dillard said.