The Low~Down!
Why Chisago County?
Chisago County, located between I-35 to the West and the beautiful scenic St. Croix River to the East, is the perfect location to mix business with pleasure. Just 30 miles north of the Twin Cities, close to customers and suppliers. The HRA-EDA along with many of the cities in the country have invested in Business Parks and Redevelopment Sites that are ready for new buildings.

Chisago County HRA-EDA :
Let us be a resource for you. Entrepreneurs and businesses are an essential part of Chisago County. We understand the importance of having resources available for starting and expanding a business. We are versed in many business resources and we would are here to assist you!

Visit our website to learn more!

Chisago County Industrial Labor and Capacity Assessment.
Please join us for the virtual presentation of this new tool on March 9th beginning at 10am.

Chisago County HRA-EDA engaged Cushman Wakefield to develop an assessment of the County’s labor force focused on supporting the County’s drive to expand manufacturing, warehousing and supply chain businesses. The report identifies primary industries, top occupations, assesses and compares the volume and job growth, and looks at commuting patterns of workers in the County. 

Cushman Wakefield will be presenting the results and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. This tool will assist businesses and site selectors with decision-making that involve expansion within Chisago County based on the labor pool.  

Sign up here if you would like to attend this exciting event.
Watch our website - the labor assessment and other related materials will be posted soon.
Olinda Trail Apartments
Now Available! 

Olinda Trail Apartments offers the best of Minnesota living – perfectly situated just outside the heart of the Twin Cities in the Chisago Lakes area. Enjoy unwinding as nature is at your backdoor. Surrounded by the Chisago Lakes, the walking trails beckon you to come and enjoy sunshine-filled days. Natural surroundings, with the feel of the country, while being sandwiched between South Lindstrom Lake and South Center Lake you’ll be able to enjoy the best part of Minnesota fun.
Small Business Development Center Open House!
Join us and discover various business resources available to you.

The HRA-EDA is holding an open house in celebration of SBDC Day. The event will be held March 23rd beginning at 10am. We will have food and beverages along with some great door-prizes. A variety of agencies with resources for business start-up and growth will be available to visit along with a few short training opportunities throughout the day.

Event Information:
Cost: Free
Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: 38871 7th Ave, North Branch, MN 55056
Brief Trainings:
11am - Marketing: Meet the SBDC's new marketing professional and work with her at no-cost!
12pm - Transition Planning: All businesses should be armed with a plan for the future's unpredictability.
1pm - Workforce Development: Tips and tricks on hiring and retaining employees for your business.

For more information on this event, please contact us at or 651-674-5664

What is SBDC?
The Chisago County HRA-EDA is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) satellite office working with Central Lakes College. We provide free and confidential consulting services to businesses and those thinking of going into business in Chisago County. 
To learn more about the program, click the photo.
Chisago County Industrial Business Forgivable Loan Program
Now Available!

The Chisago County Forgivable Industrial Development Loan was created to incent development in the Business Parks within the county. Click here to view our brochure.

For more information please email or call 651-674-5664.
Welcome Service Grinding Sharpening Inc. to their new home in the
Stacy Ponds Business Park!

SGSI does sharpening for a variety of industries; textile, tire, V belt, plastic, labeling, food, medical, carpentry, millwork, hose cutting, metalwork, construction, land clearing, HVAC, and many more. In 1978, SGSI opened with one sharpening machine. Forty years later SGSI has grown into one of the major sharpening companies in the Midwest. SGSI provides top-quality sharpening of a wide variety of specialty knives.

Learn more about SGSI here.
Issue: Feb 17, 2021