Carver County CDA Open to Business Program Helps Launch Ruby’s Roost in Downtown Mayer

With financing and technical assistance from the Carver County CDA’s Open to Business Program, Ruby’s Roost opened in downtown Mayer in the spring of 2015.

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Geronimo Energy News – Geronimo Energy Secures Financing for Multiple Wind and Solar Projects

The first few months of 2015 have been an exciting time for Geronimo Energy. Since January, Geronimo has sold four renewable energy projects to distinguished energy investors and is close to finalizing the sale of a fifth project. [Read more…]

News – DEED Seeks to Attract Foreign Investment to Minnesota

Trade Director Meets Delegation from China’s Consulate General

Kathleen Motzenbecker with Chinese Delegation
Pictured left to right: Guo Jinyeu (vice consul for political and press affairs); Kathleen Motzenbecker; Deputy Consul General Liu Jun; Li King Feng (Minnesota Trade Office); Li Han, (consul for political and press affairs).

Minnesota Trade Office Executive Director Kathleen Motzenbecker met this week with a delegation from the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago.

One of the topics discussed: The desire to increase Chinese investment in the state. Chinese FDI in Minnesota reached about $514 million in 2014. Wuxi AppTec, CAIGA-Cirrus Aircraft and wind-power generator GoldWind are among the Chinese-owned companies here.

Selling the World on Minnesota

MN LogoEfforts to entice foreign-owned companies to invest in new or expanded operations in Minnesota are in full swing in at DEED’s Office of Foreign Direct Investment and among other regional and local economic development officials.

And there’s a renewed sense of purpose and vigor as we’re working together to pitch Minnesota as the best location for foreign-owned enterprises looking to establish headquarters or major operations in North America.

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DEED News – Minnesota to Teens: We’re Hiring

Prospects increase for teenagers as economy strengthens

ST. PAUL – Job prospects for Minnesota teenagers have improved considerably since the recession, with the average unemployment rate for young people ages 16 to 19 falling to 11.4 percent in 2014, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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CERTs Key Stories and Events

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a new way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to the buildings of commercial property owners, and it’s taking off in Minnesota.

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U of M Resilient Communities Project Partners with Carver County to Advance Community Sustainability

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/16/2015) — The University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is pleased to announce that Carver County has been selected as its partner community for the 2015–2016 academic year. [Read more…]

Stream Data Center

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The Carver County CDA has worked very closely with the City of Chaska and through our membership in Greater MSP ( to market Chaska and Carver County to large data center companies.  We have had a lot of success in this regard. A short 5 years ago Carver County had no data centers and now Chaska is home to 4 with an investment totaling over $350 million. We especially worked hard and assisted the City of Chaska to both attract and land Stream Data Centers out of Dallas Texas to develop a large data center here in Chaska. We wrote an infrastructure grant to the state to support the development that was funded. We also worked closely to lure Stream Data here along with our partner Greater MSP.  Anthony Bolner is the CEO of Stream Data Centers.

The ribbon cutting was held on July 9 2014. 

The ribbon cutting was held on July 9 2014.

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Vickerman Building Expansion

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The City of Norwood Young America (NYA) and the Carver County CDA are proud to announce the expansion of Vickerman Company in the Tacoma West Industrial Park. Vickerman Company is an importer and wholesaler of quality seasonal decorations, including traditional and realistic artificial Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. In addition the company offers other realistic looking holiday foliage, Giant Christmas trees and a full line of unique display trees.

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Super Radiator Coils Expansion


Park and Ride Project

Carver Station

The Park and Ride project (Carver Station) is located in the City of Carver, south of State Highway 212 and west and adjacent to Jonathan Carver Parkway. This project was developed by a partnership between the City of Carver, the Carver County CDA, Carver County, Southwest Transit, Mattamy Homes, Ron Clark Construction, Minnesota Housing and the Metropolitan Council. The project includes economic development, public transportation, new single family housing, parks, trails, high density apartments, underpass, and storm water enhancements all wrapped up into one 36 acre parcel the CDA bought back in 2010 to be a catalyst for development in Carver.

Carver Station Park and Ride Resident Guide (pdf)

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