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Minnesota has resources for businesses

Monday, November 06, 2017

There are many good reasons to do business in Minnesota. In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked the state #5 in the nation for economic climate and...
Four Questions with Gabrielle Gerbaud

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Executive director, Minnesota Trade Office What led you to the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)?  My experience at Polaris involved everything from sales to operations. I represented Polaris...
For clean-energy jobs, sky's the limit

Monday, October 30, 2017

As wind and solar energy have grown, they've created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing. Renewable energy jobs, most of...
Disability and Employment Awareness Month

Thursday, October 26, 2017

October is Disability and Employment Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity to consider what job seekers with disabilities bring to the table. Linda Jenkins worked...
Startup Open House a Draw for Dozens

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DEED’s Startup open house, held Oct. 10 at the First National Bank Building in St. Paul, gave over 70 entrepreneurs, makers and artists the opportunity...
Incentives for business relocation

Monday, October 23, 2017

Elk River, Minnesota is a prime place to grow a business. It’s a comfortably sized city but it’s conveniently close to the Twin Cities metro...
Revitalizing the heart of the community

Monday, October 16, 2017

In recent decades, many cities have prioritized the revitalization of their downtown districts. A strong city center is not just good for business and it’s good...
Mutually beneficial development

Monday, October 09, 2017

Cites use a wide range of tactics cities to help stimulate private sector investments. Low interest and forgivable loans can be a great way to...
Hearth building new senior housing

Friday, October 06, 2017

Little Canada-based Hearth Development has started work on its newest site, a 98-unit senior living community just east of Highway 169 in Elk River. The project...
State Exports Up 7.4 Percent in Second Quarter

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Exports climb in most global regions, reaching $5.1 billion ST. PAUL – Minnesota companies exported $5.1 billion worth of manufactured, mining and agricultural products in the second...
An industrial hub

Monday, October 02, 2017

Elk River is sometimes considered “The Light Industrial Hub of the Northwest Metro” because it’s home to more than 60 manufacturing facilities with a diverse...
Teaming up for business success

Monday, September 25, 2017

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” ~Steve Jobs This apt quote by Steve Jobs can...
Workforce Development Month

Monday, September 25, 2017

Highly skilled professionals play vital role in meeting needs of Minnesota's employers, job seekers September kicked off National Workforce Development Month. Minnesota is home to nearly 161,000 businesses...
Selecting the right site

Monday, September 18, 2017

When selecting a site location, there are common requirements shared by most businesses, such as labor costs, available real estate and proximity to transportation networks. Data...
If you can imagine it, they can fabricate it

Monday, September 11, 2017

Plastic is ubiquitous. It's a material that is incredibly versatile, light and strong. The market for custom-made plastic parts is seemingly endless. Since 1988, Classic Acrylics...
Innovating manufacturing solutions

Monday, September 04, 2017

Elk River Machine had humble beginnings. It started as a small blacksmith shop that was run out of a two-car garage in Elk River in...
Home rehab loans available

Monday, August 28, 2017

Owning a home is a part of the American dream, which helps individuals on a path towards wealth accumulation. Unfortunately, homeownership rates are at the...
Congratulations to Beautification Award Winners

Monday, July 24, 2017

Congratulations to Cornerstone Auto and The Bank of Elk River for winning the first Beautification awards.  Cornerstone Auto has spent years improving and upgrading 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;...
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