First Quarter 2016
The Outlet is published quarterly to highlight Great River Energy's economic development activities.

Meet your economic development services team

Tom Lambrecht
Tom manages the economic development services department. He administers and implements economic development strategies for Great River Energy's 28 member cooperatives.  You can reach him at 763-445-6105 or
Erin Sparks
Erin is an economic development specialist. She holds a strong background in economic development and currently sits on the board of directors for the Economic Development Association of Minnesota.  You can reach her at 763-445-6113 or
Jeff Borling
Jeff is the economic development lead. Based in Duluth, Jeff focuses on economic development in northern Minnesota. You can reach him at 218-355-8088 or
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Data Center Site Assessment program earns EDAM marketing award

Great River Energy's Economic Development Services department accepted the 2016 Marketing Initiative of the Year award from the Economic Development Association of Minnesota.READ MORE

2015 annual report now available

The economic development services staff compiled an annual report reflecting on funding, projects and programs that they took part in during 2015.
Click here to read the full report.
Borling joins Northspan Group board of directors

Northspan Group named Jeff Borling to its board of directors for a three-year term. Borling, economic development lead at Great River Energy, has several years of business development experience at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and at APEX, where he worked to drive regional investment activity and job growth. READ MORE
Gallup: Minn. best in nation for job creation, economic positivity

Minnesota led the way for job creation last year and its residents are more positive about the economy than any other state in the country. That's according to two polls by leading data company Gallup, which paints a rosy picture of Minnesota's job market and the confidence of its workers. READ MORE

Our 28 member

Great River Energy and our member cooperatives take pride in serving the region with competitively priced, reliable energy.

We also are committed to helping customers start and grow their businesses by helping them plan and manage their energy needs.

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