Financing for business

Monday, January 15, 2018

Building a business is a capital-intensive process. Business expansions necessitate serious risk-taking and resources. Sherburne County is committed to advancing area businesses. It partners with Elk...

Monday, January 15, 2018

Minnesota is a great place for innovation Minnesota is a great place for innovation – it’s embedded in our identity. Earlier this year, Minneapolis was named as one of...
Mainstreams: Landmark has turned a corner

Friday, January 12, 2018

The fruits of Keith and Debbie Johnson’s labors as owners and operators of Landmark Motel and Extended Stay are starting to pile up. People have certainly...
Resources for business

Monday, January 08, 2018

There are many challenges associated with starting or expanding a business, from finding adequate financing to attracting skilled workers. Thankfully, Minnesota has great resources for...
Partnering for growth

Monday, January 01, 2018

Growing a region’s economy is a monumental feat. It requires participation and investment from an array of entities and individuals, from public and private organizations...
Preserving historic structures

Monday, December 25, 2017

Elk River’s water tower is nearly a century old. The structure on Jackson Street near downtown was named to the National Register of Historic Places...
A mecca for manufacturing

Monday, December 18, 2017

The medical device industry has been thriving in recent years, driven in part by an increase in demand brought on by an aging population that...
Encouraging a vital local business community

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce is focused on energizing the local business community by promoting member businesses, advocating for business concerns, building business...
Ensuring building safety

Monday, December 04, 2017

October was fire prevention month. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, three out of five fire deaths occur because homes don’t have functioning fire alarms. Fire...
Leading the way in energy conservation

Monday, November 27, 2017

In 1997, the Minnesota Environmental Initiative chose Elk River to be held up as a leader in renewable energy products, services and technologies. Since then,...
Boosting rural economies

Monday, November 20, 2017

Rural regions in the U.S. too often rely on the success of one or two key industries for survival. But boom and bust cycles have...
Incentives for job creation

Monday, November 13, 2017

Job growth is important for every community. Increasing the proportion of quality jobs available is essential for long-term economic growth. But expanding a business requires...
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...
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...
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City of Elk River Economic Development
13065 Orono Parkway | Elk River, MN  55330
phone 763.635.1000
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