Our community has small town charm with numerous amenities, which has proven to be a selling point for those looking to relocate. People move to Thief River Falls for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to great job opportunities. Thief River Falls is home to Digi-Key Electronics, one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, and Arctic Cat, Inc./Textron, manufacturer of world class snowmobiles and ATVs. We also have smaller, specialized companies such as Forsberg's and Ericco Manufacturing. The volume of manufacturing careers available in Thief River Falls is unmatched in any other Minnesota city. Digi-Key Electronics also recently announced a major expansion project and will be adding another 1,000 jobs in Thief River Falls over the next 10 years!
However, a job alone isn't likely enough for a person relocate their family to a new community. The community must be thriving and provide a positive quality of life for its residents. Thief River Falls is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, but despite the rapid growth, residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. We have two rivers flowing through the heart of our city, and the serene flow of those rivers is a great depiction of the tranquil and easygoing standard of living. Even though one may be driving to work at a world-class corporation, there are no traffic jams or freeway accidents to worry about.
Our residents have held onto the "Minnesota Nice" ideal which is demonstrated daily in the local shops, restaurants and by passersby on the streets. We are not only a town of industry, but a town of heart. There are benefits, philanthropic events and constant examples of neighbors helping neighbors.