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Help us keep this opportunity alive by sponsoring a local student this fall and be part of the future success of this Learn & Earn Program.


All contributions are welcome and helpful!


The Goodhue County Collaborative Learn & Earn program partnered with the city of Red Wing's Public Works Department and five employer partners to deliver 2 onsite tours of their facilities.  

Students learned a lot.  They were amazed at the range of skills, occupations and professional opportunities offered by the City and our companies.  After a long day of touring on April 25th and May 10th, they were beaming with all of the possibilities presented by the world class operations here.  They all expressed pride in our companies and admiration for our Public Works and Manufacturing workforce.
Our May 10th itinerary began at S. B. Foot Tanning Co., then Red Wing Shoe accompanied by Helena Kilbride; 3M Fall Protection and lunch; then off to Xcel Steam Plant greeted by Ross Lexvold and plant engineer Kelsey Koster; then a wrap with the team at USG, met by Timothy Phillips, Technical Manager and Mike Hill, Plant Manager.

For both tours, RWI Team Burke Murphy and Randii Waddell accompanied the students, and included in this opportunity were our partners, Brian Cashman of GCED, Grady Gaston, Student Recruiter, MN State College Southeast, and Mich Wendland, RW School District.

Thank you to everyone who made these great experiences possible, including our bus drivers Jim and Steve!

For questions, please contact

Our current community Makerspace will be temporarily closing this month.  We are actively pursuing a new location and working with stakeholders to design a multi-functional space for makers, businesses, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and artists to come together and create.
We are grateful for our partners at Minnesota State College Southeast for hosting this exciting first chapter and to our Lab Managers, volunteers, members and supporters.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more information.
Questions and/or comments can be emailed to Shannan.

2022 Summer
Woodworking Workshops

Randii and Katie are teaming up again to provide multiple opportunities to make sawdust this summer. Select your skill level, preferred pronouns, and contact Red Wing Community Education to get registered!  Our classes will be hosted at SawRise Woodworks and Arts this summer.  We've expanded our offereings to both boys and girls with different sessions for each and a brand new Advanced Woodworking series as well.

Find registration information through Community Ed here.
To see our current events and course offerings, check out our event calendar.
Thursday, June 9th, 6pm - 8pm

Punchcard-10 Days for $90
Individual plans starting at $50 monthly
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Meeting Space
Send inquiries here.
If you're looking for a conference room, are a team of 1 or a growing company, our mixed-use space can accommodate your needs including a professional setting, high-speed wi-fi, wireless printers, and meeting/event spaces.
Meeting Calendar
Mail Collection and Distribution Services 
For $25 per month, your business can have a downtown Red Wing mailing address that includes receipt, collection, distribution, and notification.  Learn more here.

The Future Of Work Is Location Neutrality, Not Remote Work—Plan For It

."..However, I believe we should shift our mindset from “remote work” to “location neutrality.” This is the future of the workplace."
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Be a supporter of our non-profit work and consider donating to Red Wing Ignite, a 501c3.

We believe where innovation becomes reality is located in the heart of rural communities, just like Red Wing.

Founded by the community of Red Wing in 2013, with the support of local foundations and the City of Red Wing; our organization works to fuel economic development by working with key sectors of the community to spur innovation by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses, and students.

By bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and advisors, Red Wing Ignite creates a unique ecosystem for the Red Wing community to share ideas, resources and expertise.

This, in turn, promotes local and regional economic development through ideation, creation and expansion.
Consider donating HERE today! 

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