Investing in a Brighter Future

Connexus Energy actively supports economic development and believes in doing our part to encourage investment, job creation and sustainable development throughout or service territory. Connexus wants to support our service communities grow and prosper by providing reliable electric service for not only residents, but for the businesses and industries to continue to thrive. As a cooperative, Connexus works closely with communities and counties across our service area to recruit and retain businesses through comprehensive member services and relationship development.

How we support economic development:

  • Work with local, state and federal officials on issues impacting economic development in our communities and counties.
  • Serve in leadership roles and actively participate in our local chambers of commerce and trade organizations.
  • Focus on recruiting new business investment and encourage expansion and retention of existing industry and small businesses.
  • Offer business resources to meet ones energy and sustainability goals.
Economic Impact Infographic

Forecast Local Economic Impact

As Minnesota’s largest electric cooperative, Connexus Energy delivers safe, reliable, and affordable electricity that provides sizeable economic benefits to its communities and beyond. 

The findings from a study conducted by Strategen Consulting show that Connexus’ 2024-2033 Resource Plan can spur local and broad economic development, create jobs for local residents, and contribute to environmental benefits and resource sustainability. 

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Minnesota Technology Corridor

  • The Minnesota Technology Corridor, a collaborative public-private initiative to attract technology companies to the north metro that would benefit from an abundant electrical capacity, unlimited fiber optic bandwidth, large parcels of available land, and the talented workforce in the area.
  • The Minnesota Technology Corridor is a public-private partnership between Anoka County, Washington County Community Development Agency, Connexus Energy, Great River Energy, Xcel Energy, Comcast, CenturyLink, Zayo, Arvig, Midco, a regional cable provider, and the cities of Columbus, Centerville, Lino Lakes, Hugo, and Forest Lake.
  • The Corridor did win an award in 2019 from the Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers’ (MAPCED) Outstanding Economic Development Award, which celebrates successful economic development efforts and partnerships that fulfill MAPCED’s mission of fostering economic growth, expanding tax base, and enhancing quality of life in Minnesota counties.


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These four words focus on the most important component of our cooperative: our members. In a cooperative, everything we do is for the benefit of our membership. This vision provides daily inspiration to build powerful partnerships with our members.


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