We Mean Business

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 a quick look at how Thief River Falls compares to peer cities:

  • #1 in percent of households with high-speed broadband
  • #2 in lowest weekly childcare cost
  • #2 in percent of students participating in enrichment activities
  • #2 in percent of workers earning $40,000 or more per year
  • #2 in laborforce participation rate
  • #3 in lowest percentage of cost-burdened households
  • #3 in health outcomes

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  Properties

Thriving Restaurant


Iconic, established restaurant
811 Atlantic Ave N
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Residential Lot


1.96 acres
Wilchard Drive
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Large Commercial Lot


2.28 acres
125th Ave NE
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

“Thief River Falls is a community steeped in tradition. It’s traditional here to welcome new residents, to greet passers-by on the street, to proudly display our “Prowler Pride”, and to fiercely support our local businesses.  TRF is the place to live, grow, and thrive!” 

Diedre Nordin

Owner, Nordin Realty


Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Advance Thief River
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Contact Us

Drop us an email to let us know what you need and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Advance Thief River Growing the Area Economy!

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