Commercial Construction

Epitopix Infrastructure Grant

December 19, 2019

Epitopix Infrastructure Grant
On October 25th, we received exciting news from the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED). DEED Commissioner, Steve Grove, approved a $1.3 million IBDPI grant with the City of Willmar for the Epitopix sewer line project. The EDC prepared and submitted the grant application on behalf of the City.  Epitopix, LLC is a privately-held company located in Willmar and an affiliate of Vaxxinova, a company based in the Netherlands. Epitopix has corporate offices at the MinnWest

Redevelopment reigns on Willmar’s First Street amid flurry of commercial construction

September 18, 2018

Redevelopment reigns on Willmar’s First Street amid flurry of commercial construction
WILLMAR — It has been a good couple of years for new development in Willmar. From 2016 through 2017, there was approximately $103 million worth of new residential, institutional and commercial construction projects approved by the city. “It is a good number, especially compared to five or six years ago when it was $30 million,” said Aaron Backman, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. First Street South saw nearly one-fifth