Economic Gateway http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov City of Elk River Economic Development News RSS Feed Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:49:26 -0800 en-us Spirit Award honors 2 http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19857 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota recognized two local employees with the 2018 Spirit Award, which honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the organization’s... Chamber strikes gold at kickoff celebration http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19856 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Event recognizing 50 years of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce starts the party The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce held the kickoff to its 50-year anniversary celebration on Oct. 4 at Roc... Elk River Realtor’s Forum http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19827 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The City of Elk River, in partnership with the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR) invite you to attend the Elk River Realtor’s Forum. The Forum aims to provide realtors with informa... CHOW Mixed Grill and BBQ Celebrates One Year in Business http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19808 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Restaurants are an integral part of our communities. They serve as important community gathering places and they also contribute to the economy. Every dollar spent in restaurants generates $2 in sales... Housing Solutions: No "One Size Fits All" http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19459 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 It's a wide-ranging plan to meet Minnesota's housing needs. Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a task force report that calls for construction of 300,000 homes in Minnesota by the year 2030. ... Everything a first-time homebuyer needs to know to seal the deal http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19458 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Real estate professionals offer consumers advice on first-time buying programs and insights into market conditions Affordability is at an all-time low for starter homes, and it’s making thing... New housing vs. used: Nonprofits try new tactic in affordability wars http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19457 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Heather Cassell knows it’s cheaper to buy something that’s used. “Pretty much everything I have is used,” said Cassell, 39, a single mother of three boys. “I don&rsquo... Income stagnation is a big factor in housing crisis http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19456 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 It just isn’t that complicated. Housing costs more than it used to for most of us, and our incomes haven’t kept up. That’s the full explanation of what’s meant by the ter... More places to call home http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19455 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 New report highlights housing as single best investment for Minnesota's economy According to Governor Dayton’s recent report on housing, the single best investment we can make to ensure M... Housing program builds on dream http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19454 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Thirteen years after arriving in the United States from Algeria, Soraya Belfodil says she has a dream. However, she doesn’t see it as a uniquely American dream. “This is the dream of... HRA, City Council ponder downtown redevelopment http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19453 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 City officials are eyeing another redevelopment project in downtown Elk River, and the idea stoked a range of responses. Members of the Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Elk Riv... US Foods brings eateries out to local farm http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19451 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 About 250 people descended on Riverside Farms in Elk River on Tuesday for an event inspired by the local food movement. Sponsored by US Foods, it was a chance for some of the company’s custom... Wright, Sherburne in top 10 for growth http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19452 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Wright and Sherburne are among the 10 fastest-growing counties in Minnesota, according to recently released data from the Census Bureau. Wright County added 9,589 residents between 2010 and 2017 fo... Engholm marks 30 years at Elk River ban http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19447 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Sue Engholm, senior consumer lender, AVP, has celebrated 30 years of working at The Bank of Elk River. In 1988, Sue and her husband transitioned from Duluth to Ramsey for her husband’s career... Pine River State Bank celebrates 100 years http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19448 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Nowthen mayor issues proclamation to recognize business Pine River State Bank of Nowthen celebrated its 100th anniversary on Aug. 15. Nowthen Mayor Jeff Pilon signed a proclamation declarin... Chamber doles out recognition at annual meeting http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19445 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Organization honors charter members, volunteers and mix of new and outgoing board members The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce recognized charter members and outstanding volunteers, honored retir... Farm pursues dream for event barn business http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19446 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Carla and David Mertz plan to embark on making dreams into reality now that they’re reasonably sure Sherburne County will issue them an interim-use permit to operate a rural-event business using... Helping Startups Succeed—and Stay—in the Midwest http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19442 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 At the University of Minnesota, launching a new company is one of several ways that breakthrough research can move beyond the lab to benefit the public. But finding the right leader, with the right ex... Rochester, Twin Cities Ranked Among Most Innovative On Earth http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19441 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Australian data research company 2thinknow released its 11th annual Innovation Cities Index this month. See how Minnesota cities ranked. ROCHESTER, MN — Innovation isn't easy. Case in... Number of Women-Owned Businesses Increased Nearly 3,000% since 1972, According to New Research http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19443 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women started an average of 1,821 new businesses per day in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to analysis in the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commiss... New York Times sends reporter to State Fair, discovers Minnesota's greatness http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19424 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Our beloved Minnesota State Fair gets a glowing feature — and they didn't even make fun of us.  This is no grape salad write-up. No outrage needed this time, Minnesota. Yep, the New ... How are we doing? Minnesota near top of 'best economy' states http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19439 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A ranking of state economies using metrics like poverty rate, home ownership, job growth and education puts Minnesota ahead of California (and, more important, Wisconsin).  USA Today repo... Minnesota's unemployment rate hits an 18-year low, with good trends for blacks, hispanics and teens http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19423 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota is enjoying it's third highest 3-month job growth rate since 1990. There's more good economic news for Minnesota when it comes to job growth. Department of Employment and Econo... Innovation Voucher Award Program http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19422 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Financial Awards Give Small Businesses Access to Technical Assistance The Innovation Voucher Award Program provides $5,000 to $25,000 awards to help small businesses purchase technical as... 3 Percent http://www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=19421 www.econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MN's unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for four years straight Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since June 2000 – 3 percent....