Links to local utility companies:

Parkers Prairie Utilities – Water and Sewer

Otter Tail Power Company – Electric and Gas Utilities

Gopher State One Call – Call Before You Dig

Arvig Communication Systems – Cable and Phone


Minnesota Workforce Development

Workforce Center Services to Employers – Provided At No Fee

  • Access to Labor Market Information

◦ On-line Industry & Employment Statistics

◦  Publications

◦  Demographics

◦ Wage & Salary Surveys

◦ Commuting Patterns

◦  Unemployment Rates

◦ Cost of Living Rates

◦ Employment Outlook Projections

  • Post available jobs at ALL skills levels
  • Accept applications for recruiting
  • Pre-employment Testing
  • Space for interviewing
  • Reception assistance while using our office
  • Link to other resources
  • Employer of the Month Advertising
  • Link to your website & information about you
  • Newsletter with up to date information to help your business.
  • Special training grants opportunities for Existing Workers.
  • Access to State Economic Programs.
  • Exporting/Importing Information
  • Develop opportunities for Industry Collaboration (i.e. Healthcare, Machining, Inventor-Entrepreneur Club)


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) have programs available to assist businesses including:

  • JOBZ MINNESOTA (Job Opportunity Building Zones) provides local and state tax exemptions to new and expanding businesses and targeted primarily toward industrial, value-added or high-paying service businesses.
  • Minnesota Investment Fund – loans for economic development projects that create jobs.