Today’s infrastructure for tomorrow’s growth
Each municipality and community in the Brainerd Lakes Area has invested in the infrastructure to meet the future needs of a growing commercial sector. Businesses have access to high-quality, accessible transportation avenues and the technological infrastructure necessary for growth.
Exceptional utility service with below-average rates
Local utilities have kept pace with the area’s growth and resulting demand by upgrading and enhancing their services where needed and adding the features today’s businesses require.
Innovative, advanced infrastructure sets the area apart
Advanced infrastructure is making the Brainerd Lakes Area more attractive to businesses.
Fiber optic ring fits into the future
In partnership with the Independent School District 181, Consolidated Telecommunications Company (a regional telecom co-op) has installed a fiber optic ring in the Brainerd Lakes Area. With simple end-point electronics upgrades, this ring transmits almost any amount of data, guaranteeing the necessary bandwidth for area businesses without slow and costly installation. The ring serves most of the Brainerd-Baxter area and features spurs running to Nisswa and the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Additional expansion is planned soon.
Using trash to heat Crow Wing County
The Crow Wing County Landfill is collecting the natural gas emitted from degrading trash and is using it to fuel a boiler system. This recirculated energy completely offsets the landfill’s natural gas use. Crow Wing County is making this renewable energy source available, for energy and industrial activities, to companies that choose to locate near the landfill.
In addition, for the last 15 years, the county has operated a system that has saved millions of dollars at its 564-acre waste management complex, delayed disposal area construction and significantly reduced emissions.
|Utility Contacts by Community|
|Baxter||Crow Wing Power||Baxter Municipal||Baxter Municipal||Center Point Energy||CTC|
|Brainerd Public Utilities||Wells||Xcel Energy||Charter|
|Brainerd||Brainerd Public Utilities||Brainerd Public Utilities||Brainerd Public Utilities||Center Point Energy||CTC|
|Breezy Point||Crow Wing Power||Wells||Breezy Point Wastewater System||Xcel Energy||Charter|
|Crosby||Minnesota Power||Crosby Municipal||Serpent Lake||Minnesota Energy Resources||CTC|
|Crosslake||Crow Wing Power||Wells||Crosslake Municipal||Xcel Energy||Crosslake Communications|
|Deerwood||Minnesota Power||Deerwood Municipal||Serpent Lake||Minnesota Energy Resources||CTC|
|Ironton||Minnesota Power||Ironton Municipal||Serpent Lake||Minnesota Energy Resources||CTC|
|Nisswa||Minnesota Power||Wells||Nisswa Municipal||Xcel Energy||CTC|
|Pequot Lakes||Crow Wing Power||Pequot Lakes Municipal||Pequot Lakes Municipal||Xcel Energy||Charter|