Chisago County Projects

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Business & Jobs

"It takes a hard-working, dedicated staff to promote, market and develop new enterprise in the County.  We have great staff at the Chisago County HRA/EDA who work tirelessly to bring new commercial development.  
 
Strong work ethic along with successful collaboration with elected leadership is what continues a steady, positive trend of new commercial development county-wide," says Commissioner Lora Walker.
 
Increasing Commercial Industrial Market Values
 
2000 - Chisago County  5.71%
 
2005 - Chisago County  6.31%
 
2010 - Chisago County  7.62%
 
Here is the information by year on larger developed commercial activities in Chisago County.
 
Please warmly welcome the following new businesses in Chisago County:
 
2009 
 
Caltronics, Inc. in Stacy Ponds Business Park.  Constructed a 22,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility adding 25 new jobs to the City/County.
 
Kendall Howard, Inc.in Chisago City Business Park.  Constructed a 50,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility adding 60 new jobs.
 
North Branch Market Place Retail Center in North Branch.  Constructed a 150,000 sq. ft. facility adding 300 new jobs.
 
St. Paul Engraving in Stacy Ponds Business Park.  Constructed a 7,500 sq. ft. manufacturing facility adding 7 new jobs.  
 
Metal Crafters in Stacy Ponds Business Park.  Constructed a 4,500 sq. ft. facility adding 6 new jobs.  
 
Midwest Calibration in Stacy Ponds Business Park.  Constructed a 7,500 sq. ft. facility adding 6 new jobs.
 
2010  
 
Topline Automotive in ESSBY Business Park.  Constructed a 16,000 sq. ft. facility adding 22 new jobs.
 
Xccent Inc. in Wyoming, MN.  Constructed a 100,000 sq. ft. facility adding 100 new jobs. 
 
2011   
 
Plastic Products Company, Inc. in Center City.  Constructed a 60,000 sq. ft. metal injection molding facility with Smith Metals; 19 jobs retained and 6 new jobs.  
 
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the HRA/EDA office to help owners and entrepreneurs navigate the waters of small business. 
 
Fairview Orthopedic Center in Wyoming.  A 20,000 sq. ft. facility adding new jobs. 
 
McDonald Distribution in Rush City.  A 26,000 sq. ft. facility adding new jobs. 
 
Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City.  A 3,000 sq. ft. facility expansion.
 
Strip Mall, Chisago City.  3,500 sq. ft.; 15 new jobs.
 
2012   
 
Peterson Companies in Chisago City.  Constructed a 12,800 sq ft. facility retaining 61 jobs and adding 25 new jobs.  
 
St. Croix Regional Medical Center in Lindstrom.  Constructed a 20,000 sq. ft. medical facility adding 20 new jobs. 
 
Polaris, Inc. in Wyoming.  A 145,000 sq. ft. facility expansion adding 115 new jobs.
 
Tiller Corporation in North Branch.  A 17,000 sq. ft. facility adding new jobs.
 
DeVita Dialysis Center in Wyoming.  A 5,500 sq. ft. facility adding new jobs.
 
Plastic Corporation in Rush City.  A 15,000 sq. ft. manufacturing expansion facility adding 60 new jobs.
 
St. Croix River Education District in Rush City.  A 12,000 sq. ft. facility.
 
2013
 
Winehaven in Chisago City.  A 7,300 sq. ft. facility expansion adding 18 new jobs.
 
Sven's Clogs in Chisago City.  A 3,300 sq. ft. manufacturing facility expansion adding 19 new jobs.
 
Maytag Laundromat in North Branch. A 6,000 sq. ft. facility. (No jobs.)
 
Fairview Clinic in North Branch.  A 18,000 sq. ft. medical facility adding 15 new jobs.
 
Frito Lay Distribution in North Branch.  A 6,000 sq. ft. facility adding new jobs.
 
North Branch Chevrolet in North Branch.  A 17,600 sq. ft. re-built facility.
 
Anderson Koch Ford in North Branch.  A 6,000 sq. ft. remodeled facility. 
 
Fairview Lakes Clinic in Chisago City.  A 18,000 sq. ft. facility expansion adding new jobs.   
 
2014
ITW Hot Rods & Restorations in Stacy, MN.  A 3,500 sq. ft. facility offering automotive refinishing and collision repair including building customized vehicles. Added new jobs.  Call 651-307-4690
 
Dollar General Store in Stacy and Rush Cities.  Both 9,000 sq. ft. retail facilities adding 15 new jobs.
 
Grand Stay Hotel & Pool in Chisago City.  A 35,000 sq. ft. facility adding 14 new jobs.
 
Kwip Trip Gas Stations in Stacy (5,000 sq. ft.) and Chisago City (6,500 sq. ft.) facilities adding 24 new jobs (12 per location).
 
Hazelden Betty Ford Center in Center City.  Huge facility expansions.      
 
Under Construction - 2015
 
Lindstrom Family Dentistry in Lindstrom.  A 3,000 sq. ft. facility.
 
LEI Packaging in Lindstrom.  A 27,000 sq. ft. remodeled facility adding 20 new jobs.  
 
Sunrise Solar Projects in 4 areas of Chisago County.   Large track solar farms providing solar energy for Geronimo Energy located in Eagan.
 
Peterson's Mill, North Branch.  15,400 sq. ft. expansion.
 
Fairview Lakes , Chisago City.  18,000 sq. ft. expansion.
 
Metal Craft, Stacy.  4,500 sq. ft. expansion.
 
Fox Valley Callibration is moving into the old Midwest Calibration Building.
 
To locate your business in Chisago County, e-mail Commissioner Walker through this site or contact Nancy Hoffman at the Chisago County HRA/EDA office. 

CR 30 & CR 18 Reconstruction

In September 2014, the intersection of CR 30 (Forest Blvd) and CR 18 (Stacy Trail) in Lent Township will be realligned to a "T" intersection.   There will be no disruption to traffic during construction.

CR 30 Construction

Construction Schedule:
CSAH 30 Reconditioning Project that is located between TH 61 in Wyoming to CSAH 19 in Stacy. 
The Contractor plans to start the 2014 Construction season the week of May 5th.

The Contractor will be working at the south end of the alignment section in Wyoming at the
intersection of CSAH 22 and TH 61.

Since the Contractor is going to utilize several road construction crews, the area of construction will be continuously changing so please drive safely.
It is anticipated that construction will be completed by Early July, 2014

Homestead Benefits Change - Your Tax Dollars

HOW DO HOMESTEAD BENEFITS CHANGE?

Under the old law, the credit itself equaled the homestead benefit, and its calculation depended only on the value of the homestead. Because the credit was subtracted from the initial tax amount, the credit affected each taxpayer independently.

Under the new law, the exclusion is still calculated using the value of the homestead, but the tax benefit depends on a variety of factors other than homestead value. Because the exclusion is a reduction in the value subject to tax, it also affects tax rates and the taxes of all properties.

WHY IS THIS CHANGE COMMONLY RESULTING IN TAX INCREASES?

There are four reasons why the change commonly results in increases:  1)  State money is no longer reducing total taxes; 2) The reduction in taxable value increases tax rates; 3) The reduction in taxable value shifts the relative burdens of who pays; and 4)  The exclusion provides less benefit in low tax rate areas than the credit.

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Representing Chisago County District 1

North Branch C, Chisago City, Lent Township, and North Chisago Lakes Township

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