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Merrick, Inc., Focus of Economic Case Study Showing 3 to 1 ROI

Ramsey County program for adults with disabilities is a stimulus to the local economy

Vadnais Heights – August 7, 2012– Merrick, Inc., ( is a local nonprofit based in Vadnais Heights with the mission to empower adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities, and to guide them toward realizing their goals and dreams. As a business partner to over 70 area companies, we are proud to announce the publication of a study by Dr. C. Ford Runge, a local economist and parent of a Merrick client, demonstrating that for every $1 in state and local funds, Merrick “gives back” $3 in local economic stimulus.

Partnering with Merrick by hiring a client or crew to work at your business, outsourcing work for clients to complete at our facility, or contacting us about recycling, document destruction, or paper sales is not only the right thing to do from a social standpoint, but also benefits the local economy. To learn more about the case study, visit the links below:

Merrick, Inc., Executive Director John Wayne Barker said, “Our primary focus on a day to day basis is finding meaningful work opportunities for clients in our program. Given a chance, we can provide you an employee that will not only help your bottom line but will improve your corporate culture and your involvement in your community beyond measure.” Learn more about our services by calling 651-789-6200 to schedule a tour. Check out our website at: or our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and Linked In to find out how we can work together.

About Merrick, Inc.

Merrick, Inc., is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, licensed by the Department of Human Services as a Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H), Supported Employment (SES), and Adult Day Services (ADS) provider. Merrick is also an approved Ticket to Work (TTW) Employer Network. We are dedicated to empowering adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities, and guiding them toward realizing their dreams. Through person-centered planning, a life-discovery process, and self-advocacy, clients at Merrick are finding their place in the world - working in desired and meaningful jobs, being actively engaged in their communities, building relationships, enhancing personal skills, and leading more self-determined lives.





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