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    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.

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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

Community Plans


Comprehensive Plan

The City of Grand Rapids has recently updated its Comprehensive Plan.  The 2011 Comprehensive Plan articulates our community’s values and vision for the future.

Chapters for review are as follows: (please allow additional time for Chapter 4 and Appendix 1 to upload, as the files are large)

Riverfront Framework Plan

In October 2009, the City Council adopted the updated Riverfront Framework Plan.  In addition to identifying the key redevelopment areas in the defined Riverfront area, the plan contains recommendations for improvements to the public realm (e.g.: physical/visual access to river and connectivity to Riverfront area), and for the private sector. Most importantly, the plan identifies goals and objectives, opportunities and constraints, as well as, an implementation strategy and potential sources of funding.

Downtown Redevelopment Master Plan

In February 2006, the City Council adopted the Downtown Redevelopment Master Plan. In addition to identifying the key redevelopment sites in the Downtown, the plan contains recommendations for improvements to the public realm (e.g.: streetscape and gateway features), and improved utilization of public parking. Most importantly, the plan includes and places emphasis on an implementation strategy.

Questions pertaining to any of the Community Plans can be addressed to:

Rob Mattei, Director of Community Development
City of Grand Rapids
420 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

(218) 326-7622

© 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).