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Charlie Naylor Memorial Development Park

Construction is finished on the 68 acres that have been added to the Charlie Naylor Memorial Development Park on the south side of the City.  Streets, sewer and water lines were installed so the sites are shovel ready. This is a $2.6 million project funded by EDA, DEED, the Bemidji Development Corporation and the City of Bemidji Utility Fund. The site is in a JOBZ and HUB Zone area. For information call David Hengel at 218-444-5757

LaValley Industries

Welcome LaValley Industries to their new location in Bemidji. LaValley Industries was named a winner of the 2011 IDEA Competition, with their entry of a DECKHAND product!! This makes LaValley Industries the only two-time winner of this competition!

Sanford Events Center

$46 Million Development Project

The new 193,000 square foot facility was built on the south shore of Lake Bemidji. It hosts concerts, conventions, trade shows, festivals and is the home of the Bemidji State University Beaver Hockey Teams. The Center seats 4,000 people for sporting events and 6,000 for concerts. It was completed in the Fall of 2010. Kraus-Anderson Construction Company was the project manager on Sanford Events Center.

Diamond Point Park Sparkles

$3.5 Million Renovation of Diamond Point Park

The City has completed the total renovation of Diamond Point Park, its premier park along the west shores of Lake Bemidji.  The $3.5 million renovation is the first project in a $9 million park development plan that is supported by the City's 1/2 cent sales tax.

EXB Solutions' Bemidji Headquarters

EXB Solutions, a high-end software test engineering firm, has selected Bemidji to be their primary office location. They opened their Bemidji office in June of 2008 with a staff of six test engineers. Other EXB offices are located in Wayzata (MN), Phoenix (AZ) and Huntsville (AL). EXB hired five graduates from the Physics Engineering Program at Bemidji State University as some of their initial employees. They have been awarded their Federal HUB Zone certification which will give them extra points in securing government contracts.


P.O. Box 602 - 403 Fourth Street NW, Suite 330 Bemidji MN 56619-0602 (218)-444-5757


Manufacturing Employment Application (PDF) - Please print, fill out and submit the application to Greater Bemidji.

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