LITTLE FALLS, MN – The right people coming together can bring a business to new levels of success. Tom and Jenni Smude have recently tapped into the power of Central Minnesota and great economic development assistance.
With the help of Morrison County Community Development and director Carol Anderson, the Smude Sunflower Oil has gained significant traction in Pierz, MN. This year the company was a recipient of a USDA grant that helped propel their marketing efforts and led the way for the company to begin building a new facility to keep up with demand.
According to Jenni Smude, “Morrison County itself is a very supportive county in that other people and businesses are willing to offer support and advice on how to make your business successful.”
The Smude Sunflower Oil company has found that by extending the Central Minnesota values of hard work and “people first” they are gaining access to new markets and new methods of selling their product.
“Morrison County is a great place to start a business,” said Tom Smude. “With the right people helping you, all the different doors open up and you never know how far you can go.”
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF MORRISON COUNTY can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/#!/cdc.morrison.mn.us). Community Development of Morrison County provides assistance in many areas important to business expansion or new location such as attractive financing, identification of potential employees, employee training, local government support, identification of real estate and necessary support services for your company.
MORRISON COUNTY, MN is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, in central Minnesota at the junctions of Highways 10, 27, and 371.
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