Economic Development

The EDA of Isanti has 3 available lots for Industrial Development currently available. Learn more about Isanti Railview North Industrial Park here! 

Business Retention & Expansion
It is our belief that one of Isanti's best sources of economic growth and development is within our existing companies. Consequently, our Mayor and Community Development Director have been visiting our local companies to build & maintain strong relationships with them. During these visits our main goal is to identify ways that we can help our local companies be successful and grow.  

Industrial Park Development

To promote the continued economic growth of the city, the City of Isanti EDA works to ensure that we have industrial park and building space readily available. We have industrial land with City water, City sewer, small utilities, the best access of an industrial park to TH 65 anywhere in the County and great access to CSAH 5 and Interstate 35.  Isanti is positioned to be able to move your project from start to finish with a timeline that doesn't delay projects. The BNSF railroad is adjacent to the industrial park giving more options for the transportation needs of the industrial users.

Rail Served Industrial Park
The City of Isanti partnered with Isanti County for a feasibility study for a rail served industrial park.  The results of the study named the City of Isanti site as the "best" site in Isanti County.  Being outside of the metro area has its advantages for grant opportunities relating to infrastructure installation that metro communites do not have.  If you would like to learn more about this excellent opportunity please view the Market and Feasibility Report provided by rail industry expert Charles McSwain.
Financial Assistance
Financing is the single most important ingredient of economic development. The City of Isanti EDA has put-together a "toolbox" of information for the business person. Information from "gap" financing programs; Tax Increment Financing for Industrial Businesses; delaying of SAC & WAC fees; and information from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Initiative Foundation, the East Central Regional Development Commission, and so on. We have gathered all the information so our businessperson can do what they do best - run their business!
Technical Assistance
The City of Isanti EDA is the first point of contact for all local, regional, State and Federal business resources and information. We assist with everything from helping entrepreneurs formulate and refine their initial business plans to project financing by referrals to the Small Business Development Corporation, location assistance, labor resources, demographics and so forth. If there is a way we can help, we'll do it!
This web site is intended to be the ultimate "one-stop-shop" for businesses and individuals seeking information about economic development opportunities in the City of Isanti. Here are some "Helpful Links" to help you learn more about what Isanti has to offer and to provide some useful information:
Helpful Links