Economic Gateway http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com Great River Energy News RSS Feed Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:03:52 -0700 en-us 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... Bike and Walk to School Day is May 10 http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12050 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Thousands of students, families, community partners and elected officials around the country, including the local school district, will celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school during Na... Litchfield Chamber focuses on what’s ‘Made in Meeker’ http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12030 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Litchfield Chamber of Commerce annual business expo will showcase Meeker County manufacturers and youth technology activities. The Business Showcase, “Made in Meeker,” will be from... Connexus Energy continues with automated meter installations http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12037 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 After a successful trial run this past fall and winter, Connexus Energy will install new automated readers for all 130,000 homes and businesses it supplies power to in Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti... Faribault Chamber announces 2017 business award winners http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12040 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For the 32nd time, the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce named its annual business award winners late last week, which, in addition to Faribault Harley-Davidson, included a local furniture store and ... From humble beginnings, Harley-Davidson celebrates 40 years in Faribault http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12041 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The glistening, modern, 28,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson building on Interstate 35 in Faribault is a shining tribute to its former owner, Bob Hofmeister, but the dealership was not always as it appe... What's the key to economic stability in McLeod County? http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12047 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Glencoe High School library is always a place for education, but on the evening of April 20, the students were elected officials from all across McLeod County. County Board members, city counci... Self-storage facility approved http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12039 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A new self-storage facility will soon open in Coon Rapids. Applicant Dwight Larson received Coon Rapids Planning Commission site plan and conditional use permit approval April 20 for a self-storage... RRA TERMINAL NAMED ‘PROJECT OF THE YEAR’ http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12043 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Range Regional Airport (RRA) is two awards richer now. RRA was awarded Project of the Year for Commercial Service Airport by the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) at its 33rd Annual Minnesota Ai... Minnesota Trade Office hires Gerbaud as director http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12046 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Minnesota Trade Office named Gabrielle Gerbaud as executive director. Gerbaud, a native of Spain who speaks fluent Spanish, French and English, will lead the office that was established in 1983... 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 ... Nine Networking Tips http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12033 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Developing and using a great resume is one key to persuading an employer to contact you for an interview. But a great cover letter and resume alone might not bring you an interview. You’ll ... Creators collaborate to build up Fergus Falls http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12042 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 April 24 marked the first meeting of the Fergus Falls Area Entrepreneurs and Creators group. The idea is to bring entrepreneurs, technologists, veterans, students, innovators, mentors and investors to... Hope & Faith came in handy for reopened business in year since Madelia fire http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12049 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Nearly 15 months after being lost to a fire, Hope and Faith Floral & Gifts has reopened at its original Main Street location in Madelia. Owner Ryan Visher said it was a relief to be back in the... Building remains strong in Alexandria http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12036 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Building activity in the city of Alexandria and its two-mile code enforcement area totaled $49.2 million in 2016. "Although 2016 construction wasn't one for the record books, construction ... Minnesota’s Growth Tops Nation’s http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12032 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It made economic history:  For the first time, Minnesota’s private sector has 2,504,400 jobs, surpassing 2.5 million jobs. The state exceeded 2 million private sector jobs in 1995.  ... State Gains 5,300 Jobs in March http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12031 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota employers added 5,300 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures announced today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). With these gains, Min... Wasech named WCI president http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12034 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Anna Wasescha has been named president of West Central Initiative (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. She will begin her duties on May 8. Reporting to the WCI Board, Wasescha will lead, direct and... Maras turns passion for junk to business http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12048 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When Jenny Maras is on the hunt, there is no grove of trees, no rodent infested barn or dust covered vacant building that is too much of a challenge for her. "I've gone Army crawling throu... Helping employers get the training employees need http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12035 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Heath Boe, Rural Workforce coordinator for Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) presented the Talent Development Program during a recent Lunch and Learn hosted by the Aitkin Chamber of ... Two Harbors business reaches milestone http://econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters/?item=12044 econdev.greatriverenergy.com/mncooperativesites/newsletters Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Two Harbors Machine Shop (THMS) will reach a milestone next week when it rolls its 10,000th SerCo "knuckleboom" loader off the assembly line. At the beginning of April at THMS, there...