Archived Story

It’s all good for FF

Published 10:18am Friday, August 17, 2012 Updated 12:19pm Friday, August 17, 2012

Good business news continues to roll in for Fergus Falls, with the two latest being the unveiling of Ziegler CAT’s new expansion and the upcoming opening of a Go-Float manufacturing location in the city.

Both are positive developments, and they speak to a key tenet of economic health: diversity.

Go-Float adds yet another manufacturing asset to Fergus Falls, growing an already-strong area even bigger. Ziegler helps facilitate the construction industry and the agriculture sector, providing support to two major job sources in and around town.

And, by using all local contractors for its expansion, Ziegler kept its money in town, benefitting many of its local customers.

The city’s economic promoters often call Fergus Falls a micropolitan and cite the potential advantages of living and working in a mid-sized town positioned between two metro areas.

Potential is all fine and good, but the proof is in the pudding: local growth and expansion and the ability to woo new businesses.

The positive forecasts have seemed to come true this summer. Hopefully, Fergus Falls residents will continue to support their local businesses, and success will continue to breed success.

Editor's Picks

5 shot at Minneapolis protest [UPDATED]

MINNEAPOLIS — Five people were shot late Monday night near the site of an ongoing protest over the fatal shooting of a black man by ... Read more

Sexual predator receives 12-year sentence in prison [UPDATED]

Otter Tail County District Court prosecutors sentenced a Fergus Falls man to 12 years in St. Cloud prison Monday for having a sexual relationship with ... Read more

Author to sign books

The author of a five-part series on a farm family in the 20th century will appear and sign books on Friday at Victor Lundeen Co. ... Read more

Stella’s owners bringing Rusty Nail restaurant back to Battle Lake

BATTLE LAKE — A couple in the Battle Lake area business scene is adding another restaurant to their belt by the end of January. Nate ... Read more