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Company Leads by Example

Monday, July 10, 2017

Promoting a positive company culture is an essential strategy for long-term success, not just a passing business trend. It makes sense since the majority of...
Strength in Manufacturing

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Did you know that manufacturing represents the single largest private sector component of Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP)? The industry made up $48.6 billion or...
Keeping up with economic development trends

Monday, June 26, 2017

For 50 years, the Economic Development Association of Minnesota has been helping professionals in the public, private and nonprofit spheres keep up to date with...
Transporting Goods for Half a Century

Monday, June 19, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think about how goods are transported from one point to the next? The trucking industry is an essential piece of...
TORC races to pause for vets

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Decorated Navy SEAL, actor and author Derrick Van Orden will be an honorary grand marshal at this weekend’s festivities June 11-12 at ERX Motor Park...
Downtown park celebrates grand reopening

Monday, June 12, 2017

When cities prioritize parks, they invest in amenities that help improve the social, recreational and cultural lives of residents. Elk River has put effort into expanding...
Manufacturing Jobs Available

Monday, June 05, 2017

We’ve heard before that manufacturing is a dying industry. Not so in Minnesota. According to 2015 Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development statistics, manufacturing...
Encouraging Entrepreneurs

Monday, May 29, 2017

“Successful entrepreneurs develop products that inspire their passion. They have to. It’s that passion that gets them through the long, arduous, uncertain and frightening days...
The Benefits of Green Space

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cities are comprised of more than just buildings and people. The most livable cities are as recognized for their open space as they are for...
High Caliber Team

Monday, May 15, 2017

The lack of skilled workers for specialized jobs—the troubling “skills gap”—is a growing problem in many small communities. Elk River, “The Light Industrial Hub of the...
Table of Experts: Data Centers

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion on the topic of data centers recently. Panelists included Graham Williams, chief operating officer of Cologix;...
Downtown is the Heart of a Community

Monday, May 08, 2017

Research has shown that a vibrant downtown is essential for a robust and thriving small-town community. Ironically, internally-determined regulations and policies can make it very...
Border-to-Border Broadband Grants for 42 Projects

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Almost 20 percent of Greater Minnesota households don’t have the same broadband connections as urban area residents. That’s about to change. New grants totaling $34 million...
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