Third Quarter 2016
The Outlet is published quarterly to highlight Great River Energy's economic development activities.

Meet your economic development services team
Tom Lambrecht
Tom manages the economic development services department. He administers and implements economic development strategies for Great River Energy's 28 member cooperatives. You can reach him at 763-445-6105 or
Erin Sparks
Erin is an economic development specialist. She holds a strong background in economic development and currently sits on the board of directors for the Economic Development Association of Minnesota. You can reach her at 763-445-6113 or
Jeff Borling
Jeff is the economic development lead. Based in Duluth, Jeff focuses on economic development in northern Minnesota. You can reach him at 218-355-8088 or
Upcoming events

» Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 8: » Monday, Oct. 17, and Tuesday, Oct. 18:
IMN Provider Forum on Financing and Investing in Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (West)

 » Monday, Oct. 17 through Wednesday, Oct. 19:
AdvaMed 2016 - The MedTech Conference

» Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Friday, Nov. 4:
2016 NREDA Annual Conference

» Friday, Nov. 4:
2016 Data Center Summit

» Monday, Nov. 7, through Thursday, Nov. 10:
2016 NADCO Annual Meeting

» Thursday, Nov. 17:
Greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit

Great River Energy helps member co-op support rural economic development with loan

Serenity Living Solutions in Remer, Minn., recently opened its doors to residents looking to move in. The facility received a $230,000 USDA Rural Development Loan acquired with help from its electric cooperative Lake Country Power and the economic development services team of Great River Energy. READ MORE 
Column: What's in your toolbox?

Tools are the cornerstone to any development success. How does a carpenter begin to build a house? Even if it is with the most basic hand tools, any development progress requires the use of a variety of tools and resources. Likewise, how can we build economic vitality in our communities without a variety of instruments and resources, all leveraged toward a clear goal? READ MORE

Electric co-ops collaborating to bring broadband to rural communities

Electric cooperatives turned the lights on for many rural residents who were left in the dark until the 1930s. Now they plan to connect members to the world through broadband internet deployment in those same communities. READ MORE

Great River Energy attends 2016 Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.

From June 19-21, Great River Energy's economic development services team joined the State of Minnesota delegation at the 2016 Select USA Investment Summit, a high-profile event sponsored by the Obama Administration to promote foreign direct investment in the United States. READ MORE

Our 28 member cooperatives

Great River Energy and our member cooperatives take pride in serving the region with competitively priced, reliable energy.
We also are committed to helping customers start and grow their businesses by helping them plan and manage their energy needs.

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