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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Become a Sponsor Today!

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Coon Rapids offers a variety of events and recreational programs to encourage community spirit, healthy living and to provide unique and fun experiences that bring people together.

We invite businesses to get involved and participate. The support of our lo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Business Booming at Riverdale Village

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Business is booming in the Riverdale Village Retail Center. At the height of the pandemic, more than 300,000 square feet of retail space sat vacant."Going through the pandemic, working with our leasing team out in West Palm Beach, we put tog...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Business Spotlight: Buff City Soap

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From bath bombs and bar soap to body butter and laundry soap, a new shop in town has it all. Representatives from the Metro North Chamber of Commerce recently helped Buff City Soap celebrate its new location at the corner of Mai...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Economic Development Report: Q1 2022

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The latest Coon Rapids Quarterly Economic Development Report shows a big jump in new housing units under construction in the city compared to this time last year.In the first quarter of 2022, permits were issued for 267 new housing units including the thi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Business Spotlight: ACE Hardware

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ACE Hardware has been a staple in Coon Rapids for decades. But at the end of 2020, the ownership changed hands.“We were flirting around with the idea of buying another store,” said Tim Owata. Owata and his wife, Elena Nelson, bought the store fro...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Keep up on Community Development!

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Curious about what is being built around Coon Rapids? Read the Community Development Annual Report to learn about everything related to construction from the past year. 

Read the Community Development Annual Report Here!

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Week 4 of Building Safety Month

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Water Safety

Water is something we can take for granted even though it is our most precious resource, and many people around the globe worry about their water supply daily. Understanding where our water comes from and ways it can be contaminated is just as...

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City Homepage
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Week 3 of Building Safety Month

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Preparing for Disasters

In Minnesota we know all about harsh weather, from tornados to blizzards and extreme temperatures, it's important to be prepared. Construction and building companies also work towards preventing emergencies and preparing for disaste...

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City Homepage
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Week 2 of Building Safety Month

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Careers in Building Safety

From building inspectors to plan reviewers to code enforcement officers, there are many different positions that make the buildings we live, work and play in safe for years to come. These important career fields are experiencing ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Week 1 of Building Safety Month

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May is Building Safety Month, and each week features a different topic relating to building safety. Week one is Energy and Innovation. 

Americans spend more than $200 billion on energy every year. We use it to power everything in our daily lives, ...

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City Homepage
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Business Council Meeting

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Business Council meetings offer helpful information on business topics and initiatives in Coon Rapids. Gain insight for your business!

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Rd.

Contact Lori Higgins at lori@metron...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Business Spotlight: Nutrition Haven

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The pandemic changed a lot of things including the livelihood of Andover resident Jess Spah. The catering chef found herself out of a job in 2020.“People were not gathering the way they used to and food wasn’t being catered in,&rdq...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Attention Business Owners!

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A two year reconstruction project kicked off this week in Anoka. Traffic on Highway 10 will be down to a single lane in each direction until winter.

Coon Rapids business owners are invited to an informational meeting on the project on Thursday, March 31 fr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Port Riverwalk Project Update

Port Riverwalk

The Port Riverwalk neighborhood continues to grow on Coon Rapids Boulevard. Coon Rapids-based Centra Homes is developing 136 one-level and two-level detached townhomes on 43 acres of formerly City-owned land generally between Egret Boulevard and Avocet St...


Economic Development
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Groundbreaking for New Apartment

New Building Groundbreaking

Developers broke ground on a new 168-unit apartment complex in the Port Evergreen area near 94th Avenue and Springbrook Drive Thursday, November 7, 2019. The complex, named Spring House Apartments, will be developed by St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities....


Economic Development