Elk River economic development at a glance
26 Nov 2018
The city of Elk River Economic Development Authority recognizes the availability of a skilled workforce is a critical component to economic vitality in the community. Increasing opportunities for young people enables private-sector businesses to respond to the increasing demands for skilled labor.
In order to support this endeavor, the EDA has supported the Youth Skills Training Program, which is offered by the Department of Labor and Industry in collaboration with the Elk River Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses.
The jobs created as a result of this investment are believed to positively impact the local economy, the environment and the quality of life.
Farm celebrates 100 yearsNov 25 2018
Elk River’s Wingard Farms is celebrating its 100th year. Descendants of the founder, Arthur Wingard, own and operate the farm today. The farm’s sprawling 30,580-square-foot potato packing warehouse is located at 15596 County Road 14 in Big Lake Township and the family farms 900 acres of land within a...
For 45 years, Jerry and Thiry Minor sold cars to three generations of customers at their business, Jerry’s of Elk River. But now they’ve come to the end of that road and have recently sold their business. “There’s got to be closure no matter what you do in...
Businesses, schools, chamber and economic development heads partner on initiative While students at area high schools give thought to future careers and the educational paths that will help them achieve their goals, manufacturing jobs don’t always capture the attention. Local businesses, directors of the economic development, the schools...