The New Ulm Retail Development Corporation has a new coordinator. Michelle Wood was named the new coordinator and started the job Monday. Wood grew up in Mankato and knows the area. She currently lives in Minneapolis and is planning on relocating to New Ulm soon. The job of the Retail Development Coordinator is to recruit new retail businesses to New Ulm and to help retain existing businesses and promote development of retail in New Ulm. Wood has an architecture degree and has studied historic preservation issues.