Discover Our Distinct Business Advantages

Businesses across a variety of industries throughout suburban and rural areas of Minnesota can benefit from Great River Energy’s full service, personalized approach to economic development. Assets and resources available in our service area are particularly applicable to four key industry sectors: data centers, agricultural/forest products, advanced manufacturing and mining.

Great River Energy at a glance:

  • Second-largest power supplier in Minnesota
  • One of the largest generation and transmission co-ops in the country
  • Serves more than 685,000 member-consumers across the state
  • Owns a resource mix that includes more than 10 power plants and 4,700 miles of transmission line
  • Maintains a diverse mix of baseload and peaking power plants, including coal, refuse-derived fuel, natural gas and fuel oil, plus hydro, wind and solar generation

We are committed to helping you start and grow your business here. In working closely with local and state organizations, we can efficiently assist businesses planning to begin or expand in our service area. We’ll start by helping you evaluate and find the right site or facility. Our dedicated, responsive and experienced staff will ensure you always have the answers you need to make informed decisions for the future of your business.

Welcome to of America's Top States for Business

As ranked by CNBC

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Home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other state

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#1 State for quality of life

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Fastest-growing state for technology jobs
{Dice, 2015)

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Among the top 10 most innovative states

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Among the top 10 best-educated states
(Fox Business News)

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Among the top 15 best states for doing business
(Forbes, 2015)