The Low~Down!
Get the low-down on recent developments happening in Chisago County!
Taylors Falls Redevelopment Site
Downtown Taylors Falls!

This Redevelopment site is a great location for retail development. There are FULL municipal utilities in place located on Hwy 95 and less than a mile from Hwy 8. Only 50 miles north of the Twin Cities located on the beautiful St. Croix River.

For more information on Taylors Falls Redevelopment site, click here
Outstanding Economic Development Award presented to Chisago County!

At the annual Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Conference, Chisago County was presented with the Outstanding Economic Development Effort Award for the Fox Valley Metrology Expansion. 

The City of Stacy and Chisago County supported the project with tax abatement to both keep the business in Stacy and to help them expand. Tax abatement was also used to bring fiber to the Stacy Ponds Business Park. Fox Valley required fiber to upload large files and now the fiber is available to all the businesses in the park. Fox Valley is an excellent addition to the Stacy Ponds Business Park.

This project was also supported by the State of Minnesota with a Minnesota Job Creation Fund (JCF) grant to stay and grow in Minnesota. 

Final Numbers for 2020 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Funds!
Thank you to Chisago County and the cities of Rush City, Wyoming, North Branch, Lindstrom, Shafer, Center City and Chisago City for their financial contributions from the CARES Act Fund to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations in our communities.

The HRA - EDA administered the grant funds and disbursed 236 grants for a total of 2.8 million dollars to small businesses located throughout Chisago County.
There were also 31 grants equaling 315K awarded to nonprofit organizations located in the county.

We would also like to thank Kathy Lindo, working with the North Branch Chamber of Commerce & Stan Kaminski, local resident and retiree from the State of MN. With their help we were able to get these grants processed and disbursed in an efficient, timely manner.

Please watch our website for any new information on additional CARES Act funding for Chisago County businesses.

Contact our office with questions, concerns or feedback at 651.674.5664






Deutschland Meats

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the HRA-EDA assists Chisago County businesses with business plans and financial packaging among other consulting services. 

Deutschland Meats utilized the free and confidential service to help their business grow. 

Click the SBDC logo above to learn more about this free program.
Owners Joyce and Marty Ziegler
Shop Local
We hope you are all staying healthy and safe this holiday season.

Please remember to help our local businesses in these unprecedented times. Shop locally and help strengthen our communities.


Happy Holidays from the
HRA - EDA!
Take the speed test today!
The Minnesota Broadband Coalition asks Minnesotans to participate in their Speed Test Initiative, which gathers data about the internet speeds that households and businesses are experiencing.

The process should take only a few minutes, with the test itself lasting less than a minute. This data will help to show where broadband infrastructure may be needed, and where is it strong. This information can be used to show the great disparity throughout the state for broadband services. Chisago County is asking residents to take the test and encourage others in their community to do so as well. The more users take the test, the more reliable and useful the data will be to our communities.
Issue: December 17, 2020