Industry continues to form the bedrock of Willmars economic stability. Our 200-acre Willmar Industrial Park has reached near capacity, which has created much interest in the new 38-acre Harvest States Business Park to come on-line. And the new airport construction will bring an additional 350 much-needed acres of industrial park expansion. Current major employers include:
Jennie-O Turkey Store:
Poultry Slaughtering and processing
The TNT Consortium, a group of business leaders dedicated to implementing technology and telecommunications throughout the region, aims to increase the chapters in this success story significantly. Its top10 initiatives and actions steps include establishing internships/apprenticeships and training at various training centers lined to community, educational and information resources. These centers will cater to business, industry, entrepreneurs, economic development professionals and farm producers. Among businesses, the TNT consortium will establish Internet supply chains, sponsor trade shows, conduct research and data reports, and recruit labor to the region.
On the Drawing Board
Willmars Vision 2020 Plan envisions these progressive steps in our industrial future:
bypass of 71-23 (north and south)
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