About Us

Advance Thief River is a regional economic development initiative, seeking to grow the economy of Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities.

We Value Business and Business Owners

We work hard to create opportunities for new businesses to start operations here, as well as creating opportunities for existing businesses to grow.

Our Focus

Advance Thief River is an economic development initiative, led by Jobs, Inc., in partnership with the City of Thief River Falls and Pennington County. The partnership has four primary focus areas: business recruitment, business retention and expansion, encouraging business startups, and  increasing the pool of workforce talent in the area.

OUR VISION

Advance Thief River is a driving force for economic development in the Thief River Falls area, enabling business owners and residents to benefit from an unparalleled living and working environment.

OUR PURPOSE

Advance Thief River drives economic development in the Thief River Falls area through business attraction, retention, and expansion.

Our Core Values

Business

We believe the area’s business men and women are the foundation of the community’s economic vitality.

Opportunity

We believe in creating opportunities for new businesses to start operations in the community, as well as opportunities for existing businesses to grow.

Growth

We believe a growing business community is a healthy business community.

Talent

We believe successful businesses are staffed by talented and highly-skilled employees.

Collaboration

We believe in partnering with government entities, nonprofits, and businesses to reach shared goals.
“The tremendous work ethic, innovation and commitment of the people here in northwestern Minnesota is unsurpassed. Those values have always been a clear differentiator in driving Digi-Key’s growth and success within our industry.” Dave Doherty

President, Digi-Key Corporation

“Thief River Falls is a great city to have a business in, has wonderful employees with a strong work ethic and customers who enjoy doing business with you. Isn’t that what every business would hope for?”

Steve Lillestol

Thief River Ford, Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center

Our Partners

218-280-1755

Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Third Street East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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