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The Natural Choice for Business

Elk River has long been the natural choice for business. We attract employers from a variety of different industries, with two Fortune 50 data centers, two medical device technology manufacturers, four energy-related companies and a high concentration of metal product fabrications already are a part of our flourishing business community.

Located close to the Twin Cities and St. Cloud with a lot of room to grow, Elk River is investment ready, with plenty of space available for retail, commercial, and industrial expansion.

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Workforce

Total Businesses

989

Total Employed

11,567

Workers 16+

12,385

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

153

Employed

2,174

Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

60

Employed

1,270

Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

57

Employed

1,185

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

54

Employed

1,166

HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

86

Employed

1,000

Wholesale Trade Businesses

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Businesses

33

Employed

991

Some
High School

559

Graduated
High School

3,843

Associates
Degree

2,372

Bachelor's
Degree

3,720

Graduate
Degree

1,485

Average Commute Time

32 min.



Resident Commuters

3,973

Non-Resident Commuters

8,279

Drive Alone

10,646

Carpooled

724

Public

149

Work At Home

600

City of Elk River Economic Development
13065 Orono Parkway | Elk River, MN  55330
phone 763.635.1000