The purpose of Advance Thief River is to grow the economy of Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities. We are committed to the economic success and wellbeing of area businesses and residents. 

Here’s how we stack up.

  • #1 in lowest percentage of cost-burdened households
  • #1 in workers less than 10 miles to employment
  • #1 in percent of households with high-speed broadband
  • #1 in high school graduation rate
  • #1 in percent of students participating in enrichment activities

Site Selectors

Whether you are looking for a build-ready lot or an existing building, we have several commercial properties available, including Opportunity Zone properties.


The Thief River Area is known for its excellent workforce. The local work ethic has earned a strong reputation for a reason.


We value our business men and women and seek to connect them with the best resources and opportunities out there.


Looking for an apartment or townhome? Whether you are looking for a market-rate apartment or income-qualified apartment, the Thief River Area has may options for you!

Looking for a turn-key two bedroom home and a garage? A fixer-upper? Whatever you are looking for, you can likely find it here, in the Thief River area.


Featured  Business Opportunities

5.9 Acres Commercial Land


Great Location and Development Potential
701 32 Hwy S
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Biff's Kitchen


Thriving restaurant in Opportunity Zone!

811 Atlantic Avenue
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Deans Foods-PRICE DROP


Large Processing Plant in Opportunity Zone!
122 Main Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

“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

“My husband and I have owned and operated multiple businesses in Thief River Falls for over 45 years and we have found that this city is the best kept secret in Minnesota . . . a healthy community and an exceptional workforce!”

Maryel Anderson

Broker, Anderson Realty

Our Partners

NoW Innovators Network


Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Advance Thief River
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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We'd love to hear about your project or needs!

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