Region Nine Development Commission has been recognized with a national award. The Mankato-based organization has received the Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organization. Region Nine was honored for its work with the Minnesota State Polytech Institute, described as a project-based learning module for applied teaching and research to better serve industry and community needs in a rapidly changing economic environment. Region Nine was recognized at the NADO conference in Portland, Oregon earlier this month.