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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...
Elk River has a lot to offer

Monday, August 21, 2017

When deciding where to locate or relocate a business, there are many factors to consider. Access to a talented workforce and excellent quality of life...
Take a ride on the light rail

Monday, August 14, 2017

Light rail has a variety of proven benefits for the public. It reduces traffic, which helps limit both human and environmental stress. It also enables...
Advocates for affordable housing

Monday, August 07, 2017

Nationwide, there’s a demonstrated shortage of affordable housing. Committed nonprofits throughout the U.S. are working to address this problem. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership is one...
Why Elk River?

Monday, July 31, 2017

It’s not hard to understand why people choose to live and work in Elk River, Minnesota. It features the very best aspects of small town...
Tools for entrepreneurs

Monday, July 24, 2017

Entrepreneurship is not easy. It places huge demands on personal time, energy and resources. It’s typically a process rife with initial failures. Half of all...
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...
TORC races to pause for vets

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Decorated Navy SEAL, actor and author Derrick Van Orden will be an honorary grand marshal at this weekend’s festivities June 11-12 at ERX Motor Park...
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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