The Low~Down!
Get the low-down on recent developments happening in Chisago County!
County Seat Business Park

County Seat Business Park is located in Center City, the county seat for Chisago County. There are roughly 6.5 acres available for development. The park has both access to two electric providers and two Internet providers. It is now located on a new roundabout on Highway 8 and Pleasant Valley Road providing easy access. The site is located next to Smith Metals manufacturing facility and the county’s new jail and communication center. This site is ideal for data centers, hotels, or manufacturing. 
For more information on Center City Industrial Park, click here
Small Business and Nonprofit Grant Money is Still Available!
The County Board along with several cities in Chisago County have determined they would use a portion of their CARES Act funding towards small businesses and nonprofit relief grants for those that were negatively affected by COVID-19. 

Applications are open and the deadline to apply is September 21, 2020. 

Visit our website to begin your application today!

Contact our office with questions, concerns or feedback at 651.674.5664

The Chisago County HRA-EDA partnered with many of the Chisago County cities to sponsor two Minnesota Real Estate Journal events. One was the Commercial Real Estate Forecast and the other the North Metro Development Summit. 

HRA-EDA member Cathy Bennett presented on behalf of Chisago County regarding the housing and commercial development opportunities in Chisago County.
Chisago County businesses can still take advantage of the one-on-one trainings to gain more business through your online presence. This opportunity is provided through the Chisago County HRA-EDA and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

If you would like more information regarding the training, please call us at 651.674.5664
Lindstrom Housing Development Uses PACE to Reduce Utility Costs.

Rosehill Senior Living is an 87-unit senior care housing development that broke ground in the City of Lindstrom. As the city desires additional housing developments, the city backed the project with the use of Tax Increment Financing. The developers, Rosehill Properties LLC, also took advantage of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. This incentive provides funding for the development to include clean energy solutions to the facility therefor providing cost savings over time which will pay off the PACE loan and save utility costs into the future. The payments are paid as an assessment on the property taxes. Chisago County has a joint powers agreement with the St. Paul Port Authority to provide PACE financing for new and existing developments. Please contact the HRA-EDA for more information about the PACE program or learn more about PACE at

Issue: September 15, 2020