ANOKA COUNTY, Minn. – (July 5, 2019) – Anoka County, with Washington County, Connexus Energy and other regional partners, has launched the Minnesota Technology Corridor. The purpose of the initiative is to draw companies to the north metro that can employ the high energy capacity, high bandwidth, available land and talented workforce available in the area.
“This private/public partnership will be a great economic driver for our region,” said Scott Schulte, chair of Anoka County Board of Commissioners. “I think businesses that come to our area will finds sites that fit their needs and easy-to-work with government officials and staff who are readily available to answer questions and help businesses succeed.”
The website that is at the center of the corridor is mntechcorridor.com, which has detailed data about the participating area. The information on the website details why the region is fit for new business development, especially in the technology industry.
Inside the space for the corridor is a 1,000-plus acres of land, greater than 200-megawatt power capacity with 100 percent renewable battery storage options, significant water/sewer capacity in its place and access points to fiber-optic lines from multiple providers.
The follow-up actions for the MN Technology Corridor Partnership will be to present this data to partners that will advocate for business development in this area. Stakeholders include the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Greater MSP, site selectors and commercial real estate brokers.