NEWS & UPDATES

On this page, we feature a variety of news and information, everything from economic developments to business success stories.

Here you will find breaking opportunities and news on development, as well as a strong dose of inspiration. If you don’t want to miss a blog post, make sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, using the form to the right.

Finance Programs Revamped

Community Development Advisory Board LOAN PROGRAM CHANGES The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) oversees three finance programs within the City of Thief River Falls: the Commercial Energy Renovation Loan Program, the  Storefront Renovation Loan Program, and...

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Thief River Falls Opportunity Zones

Looking for a better way to diversify your portfolio? Buying stocks, bonds, or property aren’t your only options. Many of today’s top investors are turning to a newer investment strategy: Opportunity Zones. A large portion of Thief River Falls, census tracts...

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Two Rivers Angel Network

New Local Investor Network  Jobs, Incorporated and Advance Thief River are pleased to announce the launch of a new tool for supporting business startups, recruiting new business, and nurturing entrepreneurship. Two Rivers Angel Network is a newly formed group of local...

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Hustad Wins ATR Photo Contest

Advance Thief River is pleased to announce that Jim Hustad has been chosen by the public as Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Advance Thief River Photo Contest. The contest opened on July 1 and eligible entries were required to be submitted by July 31. The Advance Thief...

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Photo Contest Public Voting

Advance Thief River is proud to present our 2019 Photo Contest category winners! We are asking the public to help us pick the Grand Prize winning photo from among the six category winners featured on this page. Each category winner receives $50 in Chamber Bucks. The...

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TRF Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Funds are a new class of private sector investment vehicles authorized to aggregate and deploy private investment into Opportunity Zones. Advance Thief River Director, Michelle Landsverk, is enthusiastic about the program, describing it as a "once in a...

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Photo/Video Contest Entry Form

Entering the Advance Thief River Photo and Video Contest is simple! Just fill out the form below in its entirety, attach your photo or video file (or a link to it) and hit "submit." The contest opens July 1 and entries may be submitted between July 1 and 31. Please...

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Photo and Video Contest!

Advance Thief River is sponsoring a community photo and video contest. Photos and videos submitted through the contest will be used to promote the area, supporting the work and objectives of Advance Thief River. Prizes will be offered for Thief River Falls area photos...

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New Ronnings Store Coming to Thief River Falls

Lyle's work ethic and attention to detail are already evident throughout the building. Here he is, standing in front of lumber he has milled at his own lumber mill. The tongue and groove boards feature a rustic finish and will be used to wrap the posts on the main...

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New Landing Page

Helping People Find Information They Want and Need During the recent Thief River Falls Making It Home effort, one of the top five recommendations was to streamline area websites and create a common landing page, making it easier for people to find the information they...

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Angel Investing

What is an Angel Investor?  An angel investor is a person who invests in a new or expanding business, providing capital for a startup or expansion. Often times, an angel investor comes with a wealth of business experience and may offer to assist a startup as a mentor,...

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Action Forum and Area Marketing

The last several weeks, more than 100 people in the Thief River Falls area have been working on an effort to recruit new residents. The project, TRF Making It Home, followed the process developed by University...

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TRF Making It Home Action Forum April 8

The public is invited to attend "TRF Making It Home Action Forum," Monday, April 8, 5:30 pm, at the Ralph Engelstad Imperial Room.  TRF Making It Home was facilitated by U of M Extension, using the "Marketing Hometown America" template. Designed as a tool to create...

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218-280-1755

Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

TRF Jobs, Inc.
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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