Members of the St. Charles Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Charles Economic Development Authority stopped to say “thank you” as part of Minnesota Manufacturers Week. Stops were made at Active Tool & Die, Grainhandlers, NRB Metals, and Excel Manufacturing. Left to right: Bob Schultz, St. Charles Economic Development Director Cris Gastner, Mark Linderbaum, and Darin Ihrke and Brent Irhke of Active Tool & Die, as well as Mayor Bill Spitzer. These St. Charles businesses employ over 60 individuals.
As part of Minnesota Manufacturers Week held October 22-26, tours were arranged for students from the St. Charles High School to explore career opportunities within the manufacturing industry. Students toured Excel Manufacturing to learn more about the commercial bailers that are manufactured locally and shipped around the globe.
Economic Development works to promote and maintain a strong business climate throughout the city and to foster a healthy and sustainable economy for the benefit of all residents.
The St. Charles Economic Development Authority is ready to assist your business. Our team is ready to help you develop a business plan, locate a site, or assist in the preparation of the financial package.
Available resources provided by the EDA include Business Assistance, access to the Revolving Loan Fund, Tax Abatement, Tax Increment Financing and Financial Packaging. The City is also apart of the statewide JOBZ tax incentive program.
The EDA also conducts Business Retention and Expansion Surveys with existing businesses; and sponsor business socials as a networking opportunity to encourage joint promotions.
Whether you are relocating, expanding, or starting a new enterprise, we have a number of programs and services to assist you.
For more information, please contact Cris Gastner, EDA Specialist at 507-932-3020.
Department of Employment and Economic Development
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