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Pennington County Department of Employment and Economic Development

Pennington County and its economic partners have four primary focus areas: business recruitment, business retention and expansion, encouraging business startups, and  increasing the pool of workforce talent in the area.

Information

Pennington County has a number of resources available for persons looking to start or expand a business.

Advance Thief River: an economic development initiative, led by Jobs, Inc., in partnership with the City of Thief River Falls and Pennington County, focusing on business recruitment, business retention and expansion, encouraging business startups, and increasing the pool of workforce talent in the area. More information at www.Advancethiefriver.com
Michelle Landsverk, Director 218-280-1755

Mike Barry, President 218-686-8461

Chamber of Commerce: provides support to businesses by promoting a business climate that enhances economic vitality and improves the quality of life for all citizens.
Antonio Franklin, Executive Director 218-681-3720


City of Thief River Falls: provides business resources and incentives as well as building permitting and community development services.
Angela Philipp, City Administrator, 218-681-2943


Northwest Regional Development Commission: provides general planning guidance and technical assistance for specific industrial projects.
Cameron Fanfulik, Executive Director, 218-745-9112

Department of Employment and Economic Development: provides funding and technical assistance to businesses and communities including community improvement grants, business loans, international marketing and state promotion.
Kari Howe, Business Development Manager, 651-259-7437

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