St. Cloud area businesses benefit from an abundance of technology companies.
To remain competitive in today’s new economy a business must leverage technology. Downtown St. Cloud has several advanced networking companies, web media companies, custom software development firms, and a data outsourcing center conveniently located within a few blocks of your business. This virtual team of competent technicians can provide your business the perfect blend of quality and cost advantage.Dubbed “Minnesota’s Silicon Prairie” in the May 2007 Minnesota Real Estate Journal, as optimism grows in Downtown St. Cloud due to a recent influx of approximately 20 high-tech businesses in a 5-block area. ING Direct, the largest internet banking firm in the world, is expanding in the Downtown core.

St. Cloud is one of the nation’s “most-wired” markets.
A major regional Qwest communications hub located downtown along with several competing telecom companies gives a business located in downtown St. Cloud an incredible Internet backbone capacity with a huge amount of long-haul fiber. The downtown area has a complete technology infrastructure in place including fiber optic cable, SONET, OC48, as well as DSL, ATM exchanges, and T1 bandwidth technologies. These enterprise-grade services offer reliability and performance and can be scaled to meet any business need.

Area businesses also enjoy a seemingly endless supply of knowledge workers.
Five area higher education institutes (College of Saint Benedicts, Saint John’s University, Saint Cloud Technical College, Rasmussen College and Saint Cloud State University) are continuously looking to area businesses to provide career opportunities to their students. From low-risk internships to highly-skilled technical workers, these institutes continuously provide an eager and competent labor pool to area businesses.

Computer learning courses are available to everyone.
Through Resource Training and Solutions, a local computer training organization, employees and executives can receive quality instruction in beginner-to-advanced computer classes. Custom courses and rental of the computer lab are available.

We encourage you to to find out what downtown St. Cloud has to offer your business.