New round of data center sites certified
Great River Energy completed a second round of site assessments resulting in the certification of new data center sites located in Lakeville, Cannon Falls and St. Cloud.

The new sites complement the co-op's existing inventory by providing a greater range of acreage options as well as some new south metro area locations.

Two of the sites offer more than 100 acres to accommodate a data center campus development with multiple buildings, or a large enterprise user.
Economic development services launches new website
The new portal is a comprehensive repository featuring data from Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives and their service territories, in-depth information on industry sectors, resources for businesses looking to relocate and more.
Spurring business growth in Anoka County
Bruce Sayler, principal of community and economic development at Connexus Energy, noticed a majority of big projects in the region were taking place within the immediate metro area, leaving Anoka County out. He then realized the co-op was in a perfect position to help.
Faribault Foods expansion earns EDAM’s Project of the Year Award
The City of Faribault received the 2018 Project of the Year Award from EDAM for working diligently with Faribault Foods and La Costena Group to accommodate a large-scale expansion project involving complex public infrastructure needs and an aggressive timeline.
Lambrecht helps market region for data center growth
Many organizations and people play a role when it comes to promoting Minnesota as a place to do business, including Tom Lambrecht, economic development services manager at Great River Energy, who recently participated on a panel at the Utilities and Data Center Conference in Austin, Texas.
Meet your economic development services team
Tom Lambrecht
Tom administers and implements economic development strategies for Great River Energy's 28 member-owner cooperatives. You can reach him at 763-445-6105 or tlambrecht@grenergy.com  
Erin Sparks
Erin holds a strong background in economic development and currently sits on the board of directors for EDAM. You can reach her at 763-445-6113 or esparks@grenergy.com  
Jeff Borling
Jeff, based in Duluth, focuses on economic development in northern Minnesota. You can reach him at 218-355-8088 or jborling@grenergy.com  
Upcoming events
Tuesday, April 10: Resource Connection Open House at Fortune Bay Resort Casino

Wednesday, April 11:  Minnesota Real Estate Journal Awards Gala  at Golden Valley Country Club.

Friday, April 13: Community Venture Network at Southview Country Club.
Our member-owner cooperatives
Great River Energy and our member-owner cooperatives take pride in providing our service territory 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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