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102 1St St. W Suite 101
Bemidji, Minnesota 56619
Greater Bemidji (JEDC) was organized in 1985 by community leaders to help strengthen businesses and improve the business climate for the Greater Bemidji & Beltrami County Area. One of its main focuses has been to provide gap financing for business in the ... more
Director of Leadership and Economic Development
Greater Minnesota Partnership
Greater Bemidji | Staff
"I've been calling Bemidji the emerging start-up city of Minnesota, and this is just another one of those indications of that," Hengel said.
"We've had some great entrepreneurs that have started wonderful companies that are springing up across the city.
We've seen a lot of that in the entrepreneur meet ups here at Greater Bemidji."
According to Hengel, one of the key benefits from the recent listing is the variety.
"Historically, over the years, Bemidji hasn't had as diverse of an economy as we'd like to have.
It certainly has been focused on tourism, retail and services," Hengel said.
Christina Van Hengel
The Hearst Corporation
Las Vegas Review-Journal
St. Jude Medical Inc