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City Comprehensive Plan

LHB, Inc. is working with the EDA and City of Granite Falls on its 20-year Vision and City Comprehensive Plan. At the October 18, 2021, work session, a preliminary plan was shared with City Council. The proposed Vision: Granite Falls is a connected community… Continue Reading “City Comprehensive Plan”

Executive Director Opening

Immediate Opening The Economic Development Director initiates, delivers, and administers plans, programs, and services that promote economic development in the City of Granite Falls.   This individual works with existing and prospective businesses, city residents, various committees, boards, councils, and community/regional/state organizations to promote… Continue Reading “Executive Director Opening”

Small Cities Forgivable Grants

Interested Participants Sought Small City Development Program Application for City of Granite Falls The EDA (Economic Development Authority) of Granite Falls, working with the Upper Minnesota Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC), is looking to apply for a grant from the Small Cities Development Program (SCDP)… Continue Reading “Small Cities Forgivable Grants”

Granite Square Bids Open

Granite Square – Bids Open until 2PM Sept. 21 Notice is hereby given that the (EDA) Economic Development Authority of Granite Falls, MN will receive sealed bids to construct one (1) single family dwelling and (1) two-family dwelling, referred to as Granite Square –… Continue Reading “Granite Square Bids Open”

Camper Cabin At Memorial Park

The EDA is pleased to announce the Camper Cabin is now available for summer rental. The rate is $70/night and can be reserved online. Save $10/night on weekly rentals. Click here to check availability and see rental information. New in 2021, Memorial Park now… Continue Reading “Camper Cabin At Memorial Park”

City Comprehensive Planning

Community Conversations – Take Our Survey. The EDA and City of Granite Falls are hosting public listening sessions for the creation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and 20-Year Vision. This will be a guiding document for City decision-making regarding vision, goals and objectives for… Continue Reading “City Comprehensive Planning”

Market Analysis Survey

EDA Conducts Retail Survey, Requests Business Participation Granite Falls Economic Development Authority is collaborating with the University of Minnesota Extension to conduct a retail market analysis. The purpose of the project is to identify business opportunities to improve the economic vitality of Granite Falls.… Continue Reading “Market Analysis Survey”

2021 Housing Study

Granite Falls Releases Study to Promote Housing Development. Looking to promote single family and multi-family housing development, Granite Falls Economic Development Authority completed a Housing Study in April 2021. The Comprehensive Housing Market Study was conducted by Community Partners Research Partners, Inc., and shares… Continue Reading “2021 Housing Study”

“Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now” Call for Artists

Riverfront Bench

Call Opens February 23, Closes March 31, 2021 Calling all visual artists in our Southwest Minnesota artist community to “GET TO KNOW GRANITE FALLS – THEN & NOW.” Artists welcome from Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker,… Continue Reading ““Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now” Call for Artists”

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Thanks to a concerted effort by our partners throughout the state, Minnesota small businesses can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). What’s an EIDL? The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits. EIDLs may be used to… Continue Reading “SBA Disaster Loan Assistance”

The Minnesota River

  This segment of the river is gentle, seldom interrupted by rapids. This stretch is designated as a Wild and Scenic River. The area is also rich in Minnesota history, and offers some of the most impressive landscapes in southwestern Minnesota. There is a class… Continue Reading “The Minnesota River”