Teaming up for business success
25 Sep 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 be applied to economic development efforts. Great business success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Businesses benefit from collaborative efforts. That’s why Elk River has an Economic Development Authority that works in concert with city staff and the HRA in order to streamline the business development process.
The city website features valuable resources for startup businesses, including key steps, requirements and timelines. From registering a business to choosing a business structure and determining financing, find the information you need online.
Workforce Development MonthSep 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 that employ 2.77 million people. Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Minnesota’s workforce participation as the best in the...
Selecting the right siteSep 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 centers have an additional set of needs that are unique. Reliable power, insulation from extreme weather events and telecommunications infrastructure are just a...
If you can imagine it, they can fabricate itSep 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 in Elk River has been tapping into this market, fabricating plastic for a wide variety of purposes. It works with retail, grocery, hospitality,...