Economic Gateway http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com Great River Energy News RSS Feed Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:24:08 -0700 en-us Plugging into economic development: A story about teamwork http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10800 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The recipe for economic development – attracting more business and industry to a region – has an increasingly important ingredient: electricity. Once a straightforward utility service, ele... Team aims to help businesses discover unique advantages of Minnesota http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10141 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Great River Energy supports businesses across a wide variety of industries throughout Minnesota due to its diverse service territory, which ranges from the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities to the... Member cooperatives leverage Revolving Loan Funds to support local businesses http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10142 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800  Pictured, from left, is Jeff Borling, economic development lead, Great River Energy;  Mike Rhodes, president and co-owner, MNSTAR Technologies, Inc.; John  Damjanovich, MNSTAR&#39... Sparks re-elected to EDAM board http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10143 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Erin Sparks, economic development specialist at Great River Energy, was recently re-elected to the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) board of directors. She will be serving her thir... Breaking the code of a bright future http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10058 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Kids learning to program computers, really? Well, it happened recently at Rippleside Elementary. The week of Dec. 5 was Computer Science Education Week when students from kindergarten-sixth grade were... 'I like challenges': Wagner beef farm poised to be third largest in state http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10059 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Cattle have been a passion of Joe Wagner's since he was young. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Wagner grew up on a farm on Gravel Pit Road, north of Millerville. In 2004, he started his ... Land owner OKs request to rezone land for business park http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10060 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A major land owner is open to the city of Ramsey rezoning more of his land for a future business park north of Highway 10 and west of Armstrong Boulevard. Unlike The COR to the east where it bought... GRAND ITASCA CLINIC & HOSPITAL JOINS FAIRVIEW SYSTEM http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10061 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Fairview Health Services and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital have announced that the Grand Rapids integrated clinic and hospital has joined the Fairview system as a wholly owned subsidiary, effecti... Litchfield Chamber provides ‘Great Places to Work’ classes http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10062 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Litchfield Chamber of Commerce will begin its winter workshop series for businesses. The “Great Places to Work” leadership classes are designed to empower management and employees. Clic... Keys to successful farm business management http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10065 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The new year is right around the corner and with that comes a blank page to create your financial plan for the coming year. As a farmer, do you ever struggle with what needs to be included in your ... Local jeweler's work to be given at Golden Globes event http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10066 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A bit of Hollywood's glitz and glamour will soon emanate from a Park Rapids artist. Copper cuffs handcrafted by Kelly Ringer, sole proprietor of ChatterByHammer, will glimmer at a "celebri... Cass Crest Hog Facility Opening Soon http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10067 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The newly constructed Cass Crest hog facility is nearly ready to start farrowing hogs. The first set of hogs is expected to come in early January.  The barn, a high tech, high health, top genetic... Minnesota has a New Look! http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10051 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Have you seen? The State of Minnesota has a new look. This site is your number one resource for learning all about the new state brand. Until now, every agency, board, and commission in state governme... Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Releases Annual Report http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10052 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband released its annual report today, which includes recommendations for Gov. Mark Dayton, the Legislature and other policymakers to consider during the 2017 l... U.S. Bank Selects Chaska for New Data Center http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10053 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank announced plans today to build a $250 million data center in Chaska in partnership with Dallas-based Stream Data Centers. Subject to Chaska City Council approvals, the comp... Florida Company Opening Willmar Call Center http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10054 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Florida-based Enhanced Resource Centers LLC (ERC) plans to lease the former Kandiyohi Power Cooperative building at 1311 N. Highway 71 in Willmar. The company said it will create up to 238 new posi... Relax, Recharge, Refocus http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10055 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 This is a great time of year to relax, recharge and refocus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed and searching for a new job, unemployed and... Give Yourself a Hand http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10056 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Make staying healthy and fit a priority for you during stressful times like a job search. Many studies have shown that exercise and eating right are among the best ways to combat stress, increase your... Prognosis is in for Physical Therapists http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10057 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Each year millions of Americans – newborns to seniors – receive physical therapy services. Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. Phys... ‘A PRETTY COOL EXPERIENCE’ http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10063 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Conn Mattfield was an apprentice with Lakehead Constructors when the 6,000-ton MINOS neutrino detector was built nearly a half mile below ground in the former Soudan Underground Mine. The construct... FirstLight earns Well Workplace Award http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=10064 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In October, FirstLight’s WellnessFirst program was given the Well Workplace Award from a Minnesota Service Cooperative company: Resource Training and Solutions. Last month, Wellness coordinat... Great River Energy helps member co-op support rural economic development with loan http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=8603 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Serenity Living Solutions, a 16-unit assisted living facility in Remer, Minn., recently opened its doors to residents looking to move in. The facility is a recipient of a $230,000 USDA Rural Develo... Co-ops collaborating to bring broadband to rural communities http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=8605 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Electric cooperatives turned the lights on for many rural residents who were left in the dark until the 1930s. Now they plan to connect members to the world through broadband deployment in those same ... Column: What’s in your tool box? http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=8604 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Tools are the cornerstone to any development success. How does a carpenter begin to build a house? Even if it is with the most basic hand tools, any development progress requires the use of a variety ... Great River Energy Attends 2016 Select USA Investment Summit http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=8606 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 From June 19-21, Great River Energy’s economic development services team joined the State of Minnesota delegation at the 2016 Select USA Investment Summit, a high-profile event sponsored by the ...