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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

The depth and expertise of people and businesses here run as deep as they do diverse. If you are looking for top talent or would like to surround yourself with bright minds look no further than the GreenSeam.

Photo used with permission from Rich Gemmill.

PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING

From food production, renewable fuels to equipment manufacturing and high-tech innovation, the GreenSeam has what you need. You might be surprised by the scope and expertise located here.

EDUCATION & INNOVATION

The GreenSeam boasts a multitude of accredited higher educational institutions that produce talent and innovation while providing you with the knowledge and insight to fuel your success. Read some of the “I Am Ag” stories to learn more about some non-traditional agribusinesses.

A REGION ON THE RISE

Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa

GreenSeam is not simply a place; it is also a state of mind and being. We have a real and visceral connection to the land we stand on. We are connected to all the people and enterprises that support, supply and stand with us. And we have a heritage that links us with the hardworking past generations whose shoulders we stand upon.

Long before there was any concept of a place called the “GreenSeam,” people of this area were innovating. Advances in farming techniques, developments in production, equipment and technological breakthroughs all had roots in the minds of those inhabiting this GreenSeam. A continuum of innovation.

We understand transformation in its many forms. A seed buried in rich ground, germinating. A bank loan granted to an enterprising agricultural business. A local supply chain of crops and producers, raw materials, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors emanating into the world of consumers and drawing people to the area for agri-tourism with professionals to serve them all. GreenSeam is a transformative stretch of ground and a groundbreaking way of life for all those connected to its energy and growth.

NEWS TO KNOW

Taylor, partner to build new pork processing plant in Windom, Minn.

Reproduced with Permission from the Star Tribune. Glen Taylor and a partner plan to raise, slaughter and market premium pork in Minnesota. By Tom Meersman Star Tribune February 3, 2016 — 9:41pm Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and many other businesses, has signed a deal to purchase the former PM Beef plant in […]

Kraft to invest $100 million in New Ulm

Reproduced with Permission from The Free Press. Move will save 90 jobs; add 50 more By Tim Krohn tkrohn@mankatofreepress.com Feb 4, 2016 NEW ULM — After a restructuring and automation upgrade three years ago that cut 90 full-time employees at Kraft’s New Ulm facility, many were concerned about the plant’s future. When Heinz, backed by […]