Economic Gateway http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com Great River Energy News RSS Feed Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:35:26 -0700 en-us Co-ops partner to secure funds for company’s expansion project http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13410 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When Loren and Peggy Davis realized their business, Diversified Bronze & Manufacturing, Inc. (DBM), was outgrowing its rented space in Cambridge, Minn., they sought a different location to begin c... White Earth receives $100,000 Legacy funding for new skate park http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13376 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund awarded the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council a $100,000 grant to build the reservation's first skate park. "We are excited. This i... Meeting the demand for data centers http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13388 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Most people don’t realize that all day long, as we access the internet to download and send emails, stream television shows or play online games, we’re using and generating data. All of... Hancock Concrete is cemented in the community http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13374 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The sounds of Hancock Concrete are part of daily life in Hancock. Although not a many and frequent as bird calls, the sounds of concrete work often drift through the streets of Hancock on any weekday.... 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit draws record attendance http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13382 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The SelectUSA Investment Summit boasted record attendance this year, welcoming nearly 3,000 participants from 70 foreign markets and the United States. This was the second year Great River Energy part... BIRCH BOTANICALS HAS DEEP ROOTS IN MINNESOTA http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13373 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 VIRGINIA — Birch Botanicals, operating for the past six years has strong roots here in Minnesota. Traveling from Texas to Guatemala, and now back to Virginia, Allison Austin still attributes her... SMIF Board tours New Prague business http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13375 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund (SMIF) held its third annual bus tour July 20, stopping at locations in Rice, Le Sueur, Sibley and Nicollet counties. One of their stops was in New Prague, wh... DEED Unveils Career and Education Explorer http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13365 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Career Profile and ISEEK merge. A new tool offered by DEED will enhance the ability of students and job seekers to explore careers and education.  The free Career and Education Explore... New jobs coming: Pipe manufacturer Uponor buys Hutchinson plant http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13371 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Uponor North America, a company based out of Apple Valley that manufactures cross-linked polyethylene pipe and related products, is expanding its operations to Hutchinson with a planned $6.35 million ... Minnesota Youth@Work http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13364 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Thousands of young people will get exposure to career pathways. DEED recently awarded $7.3 million in grants that will help an estimated 5,000 young people gain job skills and work experience &ndas... Guest Commentary: Lake County's courage to expand broadband deserves recognition http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13370 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hope is the engine that powers change. Hope inspires communities to imagine a vibrant future for themselves and the generations to come. Lake County leaders' foresight, and ultimate decision, t... A region-by-region look at Minnesota's economy http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13312 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In a recent story about Utah’s economy, the New York Times concluded that the biggest economic concern in the state is no longer a lack of jobs, but a lack of workers. Businesses all over the st... Minnesota’s Untapped Workforce http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13363 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Like many parts of the country, Minnesota is struggling to find workers to fill a growing number of job vacancies. One potential source of workers that can help the state address its labor challenges ... Entrepreneurs look at crowdfunding opportunities http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13369 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For startups, finding shareholders and investors can be essential to the success of the business. “Many businesses die from lack of funding,” David Duccini , CEO of Silicon Prairie Port... Looking Out While Looking In http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13362 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota broke through the 3 million jobs mark in June for the first time ever, according to DEED figures, and that is impressive.  The state added 4,400 jobs in June, the unemployment rate i... First project ID’d for new Ramsey business park http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13368 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The developer of a new Ramsey business park has a commitment from a sports training business to move from Coon Rapids to Ramsey. According to Matt Kuker, of PSD, LLC, Adrenaline Sports Center close... Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Announces Sixteen New Training Projects http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13361 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Statewide grants totaling $2.2 million awarded for worker retraining ST. PAUL –The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development gr... Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13367 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ST. PAUL—Infrastructure is becoming a Washington, D.C. hot topic. And no one is discussing it more than rural America's lawmakers. "A strong rural infrastructure is necessary for ... State Gains 4,400 Jobs in June http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13360 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Mon, 21 Aug 0800 15:01:57 -0800 Minnesota surpasses 3 million total jobs for first time in state history ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s unadjusted job count passed the 3 million mark in June for the first time ever, acco... Riverwood breaks ground for clinic expansion http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13366 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Mon, 21 Aug 0800 15:01:57 -0800 Riverwood Healthcare Center is expanding once again. This time, the expansion – at a cost of about $14.9 million – will focus on the clinic campus in Aitkin. Groundbreaking for the proj... Minnesota ranked 3rd on Top States for Business list http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=13106 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota is the third best state for business, according to CNBC’s annual “America’s Top States for Business” rankings. The North Star State got high marks for education... USDA seeks applications for grants to support the development of rural community facilities http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12599 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants in the C... Nurturing rural businesses toward sustainability http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12579 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 While many rural regions have traditionally relied on one or two industries to support their economies, it’s become increasingly clear that a diversified economy helps ensure more sustainable gr... Co-ops build community http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12072 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Up until about 75 years ago, the majority of rural areas of the United States were literally in the dark because big power companies didn't think it was worthwhile to expend the resources to devel... Broadband project grants will expand high-speed service to rural areas http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=11745 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A round of grants announced at the start of the year by the state and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will help provide reliable, affordable high-speed internet to currently u...