Economic Development

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East Central Minnesota is a business-friendly location with programs and resources custom designed to assist entrepreneurs interested in starting, expanding or relocating their business in our region!

Why East Central MN?

Available buildings and land:
East Central MN has a good variety of buildings and shovel-ready land available for immediate development at reasonable prices.

Financing available:
This area has strong banks whose lenders understand business. We also have numerous loan funds to augment banks that are vested in making projects happen to grow your business.

Skilled workforce:
Our region has a well-trained, experienced workforce available to fuel your business with a work ethic that doesn’t stop.

Technical assistance:
Technical assistance is available to entrepreneurs in areas such as business planning, financing, sales, marketing, legal, accounting, human resources and more, to help you start and grow your business in East Central Minnesota.

Low red-tape:
East Central Minnesota has a business friendly, can-do attitude, with skilled staff ready to assist you through the development process.

Amenities:
East Central Minnesota as access to amenities that make most other locations jealous:

  • Access to four-lane highways (Interstate 35 on the East side, US-169 on the West), with multiple east-west routes.
  • Our region is located equidistant between the MSP Airport, the Port of Duluth / Superior, and St. Cloud Regional Airport – making transportation and logistics easy.
  • Affordable utilities such as electric, natural gas, high speed internet and wireless communications.

Quality of Life:
East Central Minnesota has a quality of life second to none. Hunting, fishing, trails and the great outdoors is just out your back door.  Great schools, shopping and affordable housing make East Central Minnesota a great place to live.

First call: Call us at (320) 679-4065 #29 to get us started. Let our friendly, knowledgeable staff assist you with your business development needs!