Elk River Economic Development Authority

by Jim Boyle Editor Members of the Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) have decided against developing a donation policy on a 6-1 vote Monday, May 14. They considered three options, and decided to go with the status quo and review requests as they are received. The EDA budgeted some funds this year and years [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River’s branding effort had a six-month check-up this week and was pronounced “off to a blazing start.” That’s according to Steve Chandler, the Tennessee-based consultant who led Elk River through a branding process beginning last year. Chandler, of ChandlerThinks, gave a report at a special meeting of the Elk [...]

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• Click here, CDI map online, to see a map of the Northstar Business Park. by Joni Astrup Associate editor An Elk River company’s plans for expansion are moving closer to being accomplished. Crystal Distribution Inc. (CDI) has proposed expanding its facility in the Northstar Business Park by 30,000 square feet. To do so, the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The third time was the charm for a donation to the Initiative Foundation. The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted Jan. 9 to give $2,500 to the Initiative Foundation after voting the matter for the third time. The last two times — Aug. 8 and Oct. 10 — the [...]

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Bryan Provo will join the Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) effective Jan. 1. Mayor John Dietz appointed Provo to the EDA and the City Council approved the appointment. The term runs through Dec. 31, 2016. Provo is vice president and general manager of Alliance Machine in Elk River. He also is on the Elk [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) President Ron Touchette is being replaced when his term as EDA commissioner ends Dec. 31. Mayor John Dietz makes appointments to the EDA and the City Council approves the appointments. On Dec. 5, Dietz asked the City Council to approve the appointment of Bryan [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Four of Elk River’s seven Economic Development Authority members support giving $2,500 to the Initiative Foundation. But they’ve never all been present when a vote has been taken. As a result, the EDA has twice deadlocked 3-3 on a motion to make the donation. A tie vote means the motion [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor An Elk River manufacturer looking to expand hopes to buy part of a city-owned lot to make that happen. Crystal Distribution Inc., or CDI, is located on a 3.7-acre lot at 17560 Tyler St. in the Northstar Business Park. The company’s building is now about 30,000 square feet in size, [...]

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The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) considered giving $2,500 to the Initiative Foundation, but a motion to this effect failed on a 3-3 vote Aug. 8. EDA Commissioner Jerry Gumphrey made the motion for the contribution, citing the good that has come from the support of the Initiative Foundation in the Elk River community. [...]

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