Economic development services launches new website

Friday, March 30, 2018

Great River Energy has launched a revamped website that highlights its economic development efforts in Minnesota that includes a comprehensive suite of user-friendly tools and information for site selectors, entrepreneurs and business owners.

The new economic development portal is a comprehensive repository featuring data from Great River Energy’s 28 member cooperatives and their service territories, in-depth information on industry sectors, resources for businesses looking to relocate and more.

The site was rebranded with an updated look and feel, featuring an interactive map of the cooperative service territories. Users can click on areas of the map to bring up individual co-op profiles with key data points.

The portal also features a wealth of information and resources tailored to four key industry sectors: data centers, agricultural/forest products, advanced manufacturing and mining.

Great River Energy is a leader in data center site selection services and was the first in Minnesota to develop a site assessment program specifically for data center development. The website will soon feature cutting edge virtual reality site selection tours of the cooperative’s certified data center sites.

To create and design this sophisticated online portal, Great River Energy selected Golden Shovel Agency, a national economic development communications firm recognized for its award winning design and expertise in business and workforce attraction.

“We are very excited to launch our new website and virtual site selection tour. As the role of media evolves, Great River Energy and our members rely on communications partners like Golden Shovel Agency to provide us with cutting-edge technology to successfully position our economic development efforts,” said Tom Lambrecht, Great River Energy’s economic development services manager.

“We are really proud to be working with Great River Energy. Its leadership as an energy cooperative continues to push us to innovate, both to meet their needs and further the entire industry,” said Golden Shovel Agency CEO Aaron Brossoit.

Category: economic development