The Low-Down

Get the low-down on recent developments happening in Chisago County

Industrial Park of the Month -

Center City 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 Business Park, click here

GPS Fam Event

Discover East Central Minnesota

Over 40 people attended the “Discover East Central Minnesota – Your Point of Opportunity” Familiarization event hosted by GPS 45::93 a regional economic development partnership. It was held on April 10 at the Sunken Ship Brewery in Princeton.  CE Credits were made available for Realtors through MNCAR. Presentations familiarized attendees with East Central Minnesota’s buildable land options and financing, as well as the ready workforce and quality of life.  Networking at the Sunken Ship was a bonus. The new connections and old relationships are so valuable in our economic development work. Thanks to our sponsors for lunch and networking: Connexus Energy, East Central Energy, Falcon Bank, First Bank and Trust, Great River Energy, and HR Green.   

Two new buildings in the Stacy Ponds Business Park

The Stacy Ponds Business Park is filling up. There are two new buildings under construction. North Star Insulation is building a second building next to their existing building and Equipment Transport is moving in next door. This leaves just two sites in the Stacy Ponds Business Park for development. 

Stacy City Clerk Retires

Congratulations to Sharon Payne on her retirement. Sharon will be missed, but we know Stacy is in good hands with Angie Comstock and Michelle Hayes 

Pictured: Nancy Hoffman Chisago County HRA-EDA, Retired City Clerk Sharon Payne and County Commissioner Ben Montzka

Starting a Business Workshop

BYOB: Be Your Own Boss!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

6:30pm to 8:00pm

38871 7th Ave, North Branch, MN 55056

Have you ever thought about starting a business? Or maybe bringing your good ideas to the next level? Maybe take your hobby or passion to a fulltime career? In this 1 ½ 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.


BYOB Registration

Small Business Development Center

Open House

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Issue: April 15, 2023