The Low~Down!
14-Acres Sold in Wyoming!
This property owned in partnership by Chisago County HRA-EDA and the Wyoming EDA has recently sold! It is a 14 acre parcel zoned industrial and is adjacent to Interstate 35. Hallberg Inc. purchased this parcel and will be constructing two buildings. The first will be a 20,000 sq. ft. building and is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2022. The second building is estimated to be 40,000 to 50,000 sq. ft. and will be constructed in the near future. Once the buildings have been constructed they will be available for lease to industrial businesses. If you are interested in renting space please contact Austin Hallberg at 651-462-4516 or
Watch our newsletter for construction updates!
 Click here to view other available properties!
EIDL Deadlines are approaching...

The COVID EIDL and EIDL Advance programs still have billions of dollars available to help small businesses hard hit by the pandemic.

  • EIDL loan and Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31 and will continue to be processed after this date until funds are exhausted.
  • Borrowers can request increases up to their maximum eligible loan amount for up to two years after their loan origination date, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever is soonest.
  • The SBA will accept and review reconsideration and appeal requests for COVID EIDL applications received on or before December 31 if the reconsideration/appeal is received within the timeframes in the regulation. This means six months from the date of decline for reconsiderations and 30 days from the date of reconsideration decline for appeals – unless funding is no longer available.

To learn more, click here and to apply, click here.
Visiting the Advanced Manufacturing Event in Minneapolis.

In November, HRA-EDA Executive Director, Nancy Hoffman along with Economic Developer, Jordan Zellers from the East Central Regional Development Commission attended the Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis event. This was a great opportunity to expand networking on a larger scale including internationally. They were able to visit with many manufacturers to promote Chisago County and why it is a great place to expand and grow their businesses.
Help us spread the word about this no-cost service for those looking to start a businesses.
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. 

Even though we have already helped many individuals throughout the county, we know there are many more that are not aware of these services. As these individuals may approach those of you that currently own a business, please help us spread the word of this excellent no-cost program for their inquires. We have the tools and expertise to help them make their dream or idea a reality.

Click here for more information on the free and confidential program.
A printable brochure to share can be found here.
The HRA - EDA submitted a grant application with the East Central Regional Arts Council to put a mural on the office building in North Branch. The grant was approved at ECRAC's meeting on November 17th and the HRA-EDA is excited about this partnership. Follow us on Facebook and watch our monthly newsletters for updates on our progress this summer.
Looking for a one of a kind Christmas gift?

Contact us if you would like to purchase an Old Hwy 61 sign for the holidays. These have been a popular commodity due to their high quality construction and uniqueness!

651-674-5664 or
Help us welcome these new businesses
into the county!
Welcome Fiesta Cancun, located at 180 W 5th St in Rush City. They have authentic Mexican food, unique drinks and friendly, professional service. Stop in and grab some great food!
Acacia Boutique is located at 6355 Elm Street in North Branch. Pop in to see the beautiful selection of women's clothing!

Photo: Katie Skarstad, owner of Acacia Boutique,  Chamber representative Shelby Rollins, Mayor Jim Swenson and Community Development Director Carla Vita.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Chisago County
board and staff!
Issue: Dec 15, 2021