News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2020

Pre-leasing for Luxury Apartments

Lyra new apartment home

"Lyra," a luxury market-rate building located next to Riverdale Transit Station (off Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue) is now pre-leasing and has an on-site showroom available for those interested in reserving an apartment home. The building...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Port Riverwalk Winter Construction Update

Port Riverwalk

Several roads have been removed in the area of Avocet Street near Coon Rapids Boulevard, as part of redevelopment in this area known as “Port Riverwalk.” Local access is currently affected by construction for this project. The frontage...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 1, 2020

Latest Business News

Business and Development News

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids.

» Rose Garden is remodeling space for its restaurant and an event center at a new location at 1925 Coon Rapids Blvd.

» Torque Fitness is moving to a new location in a new buil...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 3rd Qtr 2019

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it’s third quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available related to development, employment and housing activity. 

The report shows ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Experimax

BusinessSpotlight_Experimax

Many homes in the nation are affected by the widespread phenomenon… deep in a dark, dusty corner…  an inactive electronic device sits. The team at Experimax is hoping Coon Rapids residents dust off those devices and bring th...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Manufacturer Expands in Coon Rapids

RMS Manufacturer

RMS Company, a contract manufacturer for the medical device industry and manufacturer of aerospace connectors, is expanding in Coon Rapids. 

RMS currently employs over 900 people at its facility on Evergreen Boulevard and plans to add at least 80 ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 5, 2019

ACRED Strengthens Business Climate

Anoka County Regional Economic Development

The Anoka County Regional Economic Development Partnership (ACRED) is a partnership formed among all 21 communities and Anoka County to strengthen the existing business and economic landscape, along with attracting new investment to the region. Connexus E...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Sportsman's Warehouse

Sportman's Warehouse Business Spotlight Article

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Joe Barbiero started his career selling sporting and outdoor goods at the age of 12. In the last 20 years he has mastered the art of combining work with his passion for the outdoors. Stocking products on shelves and serving ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Latest Business News

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Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids:

  • Interior remodeling work is underway in a portion of Coon Rapids Middle School, 11600 Raven St. 
  • Mercy Hospital is expanding its Helipad area for its helicopters to land on at 4050 Coon ...
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Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Smart Apartments Coming to Riverdale

Construction at the Riverdale Flats

Construction continues on the new transit-oriented apartment development next to the Riverdale Transit Station on Northdale Boulevard. This new development, known as Riverdale Station, includes two buildings - “Nova," a 71-unit mixed-income building ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Business Spotlight - Donnie Smith Custom Cycles

Donnie Smith standing with motorcycle

A motorcycle legend has just moved into town – Donnie Smith and his crew have set up shop in the Springbrook business park.

The film “Easy Rider” from 1969 may have started a custom bike epidemic across the country, and it may...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Latest Economic Report - 2nd Qtr 2019

Aerial view of commercial development, titled "Quarterly Report"

Coon Rapids Economic Development released it's second quarter report. This illustrates Coon Rapids’ economic climate with the most recent data available. The report covers development, employment and housing activity, and shows steady improvement in many ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Highway Construction to Improve Mobility

Traffic on a Coon Rapids Highway

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on several projects that will enhance the region’s transportation access in the coming years.

  • 35W MnPASS ExpansionThis project involves adding MnPASS lanes and auxiliary lanes to a 12-mile stretch of In...
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Economic Development
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Cullens Ice Cream

Chad and Lisa Cullen - Business owners of Cullens Ice Cream

Take a walk or ride your bike to Cullens Ice Cream shop on Hanson Boulevard, and you’ll find a retro-style ice cream parlor featuring a variety of sweet treats to tame any craving. The shop features 32 flavors of hand scooped ice cream, malts, shakes, sun...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Business Council Meeting

Business Council

Are you a business owner in Coon Rapids? Come to the next Coon Rapids Business Council meeting.

Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 – 9 a.m.Bunker Hills Event Center, 12800 Bunker Prairie RoadClubhouse East Ballroom

Learn about business topics and initiatives in Coon ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 29, 2019

New Industrial Development Underway

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Several industrial development projects are underway in Coon Rapids.

  • JSN Properties has begun site work and received building permits for a new 85,000 square foot multi-tenant office/warehouse building along Highway 10, adjacent to the USF Holland freight ...
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Economic Development
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Housing & Road Work in Port Riverwalk

Port Riverwalk

Centra Homes Detached Townhome Development/Local Street Improvements

Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes plans to develop 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes to be built on 43 acres of vacant City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avoc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Business Spotlight - The Healthy Boulevard

Shake at the Healthy Boulevard

Theresa Theis, owner of The Healthy Boulevard, believed her health was worth more than her six figure income. The last months of her 17-year corporate position brought enough stress that Theis eventually recognized she was neglecting herself. Her health a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Latest Business News

Business and Development News

Here are a few of the latest business updates in Coon Rapids.

»» Allina Health is continuing to build its Customer Experience Center, located at 8880 Evergreen Blvd. The new location will centralize all Allina Health call centers into one location, employi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Business Spotlight - Slip's Sharpening

Business Spotlight featuring Slip's Sharpening

Slip’s Sharpening Bob (Slip) and Judy Hall are the proud owners of Slip’s Sharpening – offering sharpening services to veterinarians, hair stylists, dog grooming facilities, and other businesses in need of a sharp blade. Decades ago, Bob originally opened...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Port Evergreen Apartment Project

Rendering of Port Evergreen

St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities proposes a 184-unit workforce apartment project near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive. The project will include several amenities, including an outdoor patio with fire pit, bocce ball court, fitness center, tot lot, do...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Free Business Consultations

Open To Business

The Open to Business program offers FREE consultations to anyone in Anoka County who is interested in starting a business or currently owns a business.This service is perfect for those looking to:

  • Open a business
  • Discuss financing options
  • Develop marketing s...
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Economic Development
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Resources Available for Business Financing

Financial Resources for Businesses

The City of Coon Rapids offers a variety of financing options for projects that help achieve its development goals.These resources are administered both by the City and outside resources, including the Central Minnesota Development Company (CMDC), which i...

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Economic Development