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    Abundant cultural, performing arts and recreational opportunities.

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    A qualified and dependable workforce with very low turnover rates and greater
    than average levels of educational attainment.

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    Superior technology infrastructure available, with fiber to the home. 10 to 25 Mbps uploading
    and downloading speeds - local/wide area networking speeds of up to 200 Mbps.

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    Outstanding, modern, educational programs and facilities.

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    Grand Rapids is an expanding regional health care and shopping destination (2007 per capita
    gross retail sales = $47,500, general merchandise pull factors indicate a customer population of over 48,000).

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    Groundbreaking: Airport South Industrial Park groundbreaking for Swan Machine (Fall 2016).

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WELCOME

Set apart by a progressive attitude and abundant resources, Grand Rapids, MN is the emerging economic focus of Northcentral Minnesota. With significant increases in area employment expected over the next few years, as large projects in development come on-line, Grand Rapids is actively seeking new business and housing partners, as well as assisting the growth of existing enterprises. We hope that your visit to this site is the beginning or renewal of our partnership.

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Grand Rapids' blend of popular national retail chains and locally grown niche businesses make it a regional destination for shopping.  According to the 2007 U of M Extension Grand Rapids Retail Trade Analysis, per capita gross retail sales in Grand Rapids equaled $47,500.  In 2008, general merchandise pull factors indicated a customer population of over 48,000.retail trade graph

In January of 2014, the Grand Rapids Market Area Profile was completed, which examines the demographic and spending characteristics of the Grand Rapids trade area customer population.   The study breaks the data down in to business categories and uses this data to estimates which categories are underserved in our market.

Grand Rapids is well positioned and prepared for additional commercial growth.  The State Highway 169 South corridor offers over 75 acres of building sites, complete with infrastructure already in place, for rapid development.

Please contact our staff for confidential assistance.

marketstudy     2007 retail cover 

 2014 Grand Rapids
Market Area Profile

   

 2007 Grand Rapids
Retail Trade Analysis

15- Mile Consumer Spending Report

30- Mile Consumer Spending Report

40- Mile Consumer Spending Report

Trade-Center Hierarchy in Greater Minnesota

© 2014 City of Grand Rapids Ecomomomic Development Authority. All rights reserved.

  • grand rapids mn 01

    Abundant cultural, performing arts and recreational opportunities.

  • grand rapids mn 02

    A qualified and dependable workforce with very low turnover rates and greater
    than average levels of educational attainment.

  • grand rapids mn 03

    Superior technology infrastructure available, with fiber to the home. 10 to 25 Mbps uploading
    and downloading speeds - local/wide area networking speeds of up to 200 Mbps.

  • grand rapids mn 04

    Outstanding, modern, educational programs and facilities.

  • grand rapids mn 05

    Grand Rapids is an expanding regional health care and shopping destination (2007 per capita
    gross retail sales = $47,500, general merchandise pull factors indicate a customer population of over 48,000).

  • swangroundbreaking3

    Groundbreaking: Airport South Industrial Park groundbreaking for Swan Machine (Fall 2016).