Elk River Specializes In
Elk River bills itself as “The Light Industrial Hub of the Northwest Metro.” The city is home to over 60 manufacturing facilities. Elk River has available lots zoned light industrial and manufacturing, several financial options to accommodate various projects, is within 35 miles from the Twin Cities and a strong workforce.
A cooperative economic development department, reliable electrical power and sufficient water capacity combine to make Elk River a very desirable location for Data Centers. Two Fortune 50 companies who have their corporate headquarters in Minnesota have chosen Elk River as the site of their data centers. Elk River is an excellent location for data centers for many reasons, one being the city’s 99.94% electrical reliability.
Elk River has been known as "Energy City" since 1997 when the Minnesota Environmental Initiative chose it from over 30 other applying communities to act as a geographical focal point for the demonstration of efficient and renewable energy products, services, and technologies. In 2006, Energy City was trademarked by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office and also received a federal trademark in 2008.
Energy City works with entities interested in completing an energy efficient and economically feasible project in the Elk River area. Such entities may include builders, utility companies, government agencies, or businesses.
Elk River bills itself as “The Light Industrial Hub of the Northwest Metro.” The city is home to over 60 manufacturing facilities. Elk River prides itself on its receptiveness to new business, proximity to the Twin Cities and experienced workforce. The city has available lots zoned light industrial and manufacturing, several financial incentive programs, and an impressive project timeline.