Economic Development

Last week, Richfield had the pleasure of hosting our quarterly B.E.E.R. event. Bill Blazar, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Business Development with the MN Chamber, spoke to our members on economic development and what to expect from the legislature for the rest of 2017. We learned that innovators are driving business and growing at an exceptional rate. That means that if you are looking to grow your company, the best way to do that is to offer something new to the market; a new product, idea, or service.

Companies leading the front in innovation out preformed their industry peers by over 20%. Please reach out to me if you would like to learn more about economic development in Minnesota.

Looking ahead, we have a member Happy Hour this Thursday, hosted by Patrick Nau, at his photography studio. Happy Hours are complimentary member meetings and a great way for you to expand your network. Also, make sure you are checking out the Chamber Facebook page to see what’s happening in our community and with our members.