Elk River Economic Development Authority

by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA), which has contributed to the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s ArtSoup community arts festival in the past, found it difficult Monday to deal with a request for $2,000 for this year’s event. It decided against a straight up contribution and went with a plan […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Citing history, tradition and the community-wide nature of the annual Elk River Independence Day celebration, the Elk River Economic Development Authority approved a $6,000 contribution to help pay for fireworks for the event. “I think I say this every year, but the city has helped put on this fireworks show and […]

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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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