The Low~Down!

Featured City:

Taylors Falls

Taylors Falls is a small, historic village located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley, approximately one hour north of the Twin Cities. Its residents boast of small-town pride, but huge in heart.

The city owns a business park with land offered for $1! Not only that - they also have a development grant for eligible businesses! The city also owns a downtown commercial site ready for development and is currently under contract. Visitors from around the world come to Taylors Falls to enjoy its scenic beauty, historic charm and to participate in the cultural/recreational opportunities that are offered there. The summer’s tourism peak can reach up to 5,000 people at any given time with over one million visitors passing through the city during the season. 

To learn more about Taylors Falls, visit their website

Check Out Our New Employment Tool!

The HRA - EDA worked with the State of Minnesota's DEED to connect a searchable job seeking tool to our website. This new tool can benefit the businesses in Chisago County along with the job seekers. See below for the option that works for you or your business.

Businesses in Chisago County can post any open position within their organization at no cost. Reach your next workforce close to home. Visit the DEED Minnesota Works to sign up and list your open positions today!

Job Seekers can have easy assess to their next career close to where they live. With the ease of the searchable database listed on our website, it is easy to find a job more local to their homes.

Congratulations to the City of Harris!

The city will be upgrading its infrastructure with the help of grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MNDEED). The city was awarded a Small Cities Development Program Grant (SCDP) to replace a failed city well. The second grant is a Border-to-Border Broadband Grant that CenturyLink applied for to provide fiber to the home to residents of Harris. Funding from a federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) also contributes to the viability of bringing fast, reliable Internet to the city.  

To learn more about the City of Harris visit their website!

Grand Opening of Heritage Court Apartments

Community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the new Heritage Court Apartments on December 13th. This beautiful 32-unit apartment complex offers an independent living option for seniors, age 55+. It is located in North Branch on 400th St and CR 30. The complex is owned by Central Minnesota Housing Partnership (CMHP).

CMHP is now taking applications.

Contact CMHP at (320) 259-0393

to learn more about Heritage Court and/or to apply.

Welcome our new neighbors:

Sunrise Nutrition 

Sunrise Nutrition is a local, family-owned business that is helping people with their health journey. They offer shakes, iced coffees, energizing teas, salads, protein balls and other delicious food items guaranteed to leave you satisfied. Bringing healthy "fast food" to North Branch. Sunrise Nutrition strives to help customers improve their quality of life, achieve wellness goals, and support the best possible life. 

Stop in today to view their menu that continues to grow:

38865 7th Ave. North Branch, MN 55056

The Chisago County HRA-EDA is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) satellite office. We provide free and confidential consulting services to businesses and those thinking of going into business. 

Clickherefor more information on the no-cost program and if you are interested in receiving consulting services, sign up here.

BYOB: Be Your Own Boss!

Starting a Business

Have you ever thought about starting a business or bringing your unique product or service ideas to the next level? In this two-hour session you will be able to learn the basic steps in starting a business and help determine if owning a business is right for you. 

Topics covered are: 

1. Are you ready to be your own boss? 

2. Where to start 

3. Confidence in your next steps 

4. Who is going to help along the way 

This class is offered at Chisago County Schools on 1/17/2023 in Chisago Lakes, 1/19/2023 in Rush City and 1/24/2023 in North Branch. Contact your local Community Education to register. 

Last Minute Gift Idea!

Purchase an Old Highway 61

Roadside Sign!

$100 each

Call Chisago County HRA-EDA 651.674.5664

Merry Christmas

and a Happy 2023!

Our office will be observing the holidays

December 26th and January 2nd

Issue: December 15, 2022