Minneapolis Star Tribune — Politicians and educators puffed in mutual pride and congratulation last Wednesday as St. Cloud State University dedicated its new Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility, better known by its acronym, ISELF.
None of them, though, wore a smile bigger than did Patti Gartland, president of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, the region’s privately financed force for economic development.
“This building attracts the caliber of student we need and creates an opportunity for us to keep those students here when they’ve graduated,” Gartland said. “It’s also a resource for the business community, for meeting their needs within their operations. It gives them not only the trained talent that they need, but helps them do the work they need to do — and do it here.”