Economic Gateway http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com Great River Energy News RSS Feed Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:26:28 -0800 en-us SCC boosting opportunity to earn credit for work experience http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14830 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When Jennifer Epper decided to go back to college part time while also working in restaurant marketing, she expected it would take her three years to earn an associate's degree. Thanks to credi... State Exports Climb 11 Percent in Third Quarter http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=15176 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sales of $5.4 billion are highest in nearly three years Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products reached $5.4 billion in the third quarter, their highest level since late... Precision Ag Tech tools make farmer better steward of land http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14829 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Kevin Poppel’s most trusted tool is his iPad. That’s because precision agriculture is the basis for every decision he makes at Poppel Family Farms between Lake Crystal and Madelia. &ldq... Local business starts production at Clair Nelson Center http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14826 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 13 Dec 7200 15:12:54 -0800 Friday afternoons at the Clair Nelson Center in Finland are normally pretty quiet and this was no different. In the meeting room near the front, a couple of people were working quietly on lapt... Aitkin Action Alliance hones in on priorities http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14825 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 13 Dec 4400 15:12:37 -0800 What does Aitkin Action Alliance membership entail? That was just one topic of discussion at the Aitkin Chamber Economic Development Committee (ACEDC) meeting on Oct. 11. Chairman Mike Hagen would lik... Investing in affordable housing to grow the local economy http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14985 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The availability of quality, affordable housing is an overlooked aspect of economic development. Stable housing is critical because it helps to build and retain a strong workforce. When people have... Aitkin Growth wants 40 acres Shovel-Ready http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14824 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 lndustrial development is something that is sorely lacking in Aitkin County, according to Mike Hagen of Aitkin Growth– a nonprofit economic development corporation which aims to improve quality ... New renewable energy option offered for businesses http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14939 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 An expansion to the Wellspring program is giving the largest businesses served by Great River Energy’s member cooperatives a new way to power their businesses with renewable energy. The Wells... FABTECH® 2017 focuses on ‘Industrial Revolution’ http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14954 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With 1,700 exhibiting companies and 44,935 attendees from 120 countries, FABTECH® 2017 reaffirmed its position as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing ev... Consider a Career in Cybersecurity http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14823 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect extensive networks in Minnesota and the US presents a risk to our economy and security. Growing the next generation of a skilled cybersecurity wo... Cybersecurity for Businesses http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14822 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 13 Dec 4000 15:11:42 -0800 Cybersecurity and digital privacy is now an issue for every business This year marks the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Depart... A big day for small businesses http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14827 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Mary Hodson was bursting with excitement when two large boxes arrived at the  Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism office. Hodson, Chamber president, posted a video on the chamber’... State Adds 6,400 Jobs in September http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14821 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent Minnesota employers added 6,400 jobs in September, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Econo... Strengthening Minnesota’s Medical Alley http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=14535 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota has long been at the forefront of the medical device field. Breakthrough technologies such as the first pacemaker and in-ear hearing aid were developed here. Over the years, the state has... 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... 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... 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 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... 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... Your local electric cooperative: A partner in economic development http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=11747 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “From marketing sites and communities to project management and transaction assistance, utility economic development partners can be a resource along the entire value chain of site selection.&rd... Great River Energy, member co-op seek financing for Park Rapids senior living facility http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=11748 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With a new assisted living/memory care facility set to break ground in its community this summer, Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association – one of Great River Energy’s 28 member ... DataBank Eagan venture recognized as business recruitment project of the year http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=3884 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) recognized Dakota Electric Association and the city of Eagan for their work in attracting national data center provider, DataBank, at the &lsqu...