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May 01, 2017

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Faribault Chamber announces 2017 business award winners
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 a new downtown bakery. With April 30 to May 6 being National Small Business Week and May taking the designation...
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May 01, 2017

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From humble beginnings, Harley-Davidson celebrates 40 years in Faribault
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 appears now. When Hofmeister purchased Faribault Harley-Davidson in 1977 − 40 years ago − the avid motorcycle racer and rider envisioned a...
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April 27, 2017

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Broadband project grants will expand high-speed service to rural areas
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 unserved or underserved rural areas of Minnesota, including in Great River Energy’s service territory. The additional $34 million in funding...
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April 27, 2017

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Your local electric cooperative: A partner in economic development
“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.”                                                ...
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March 01, 2017

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Plugging into economic development: A story about teamwork
The recipe for economic development – attracting more business and industry to a region – has an increasingly important ingredient: electricity. Once a straightforward utility service, electric service is now a nuanced element of economic success. Electricity may not be not top-of-mind for some people, so it may be easy to...
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January 11, 2017

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Team aims to help businesses discover unique advantages of Minnesota
Great River Energy supports businesses across a wide variety of industries throughout Minnesota due to its diverse service territory, which ranges from the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities to the Arrowhead region to the north and the agricultural communities to the south. The state has not only abundant natural resources...
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The Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program — known as the Red-Leg program — has available loans up to $740,000 for qualified projects.