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Success Stories

The city of Burnsville has a proud history as the city where companies start, grow, and prosper. For information contact Skip Nienhaus, Economic Development Coordinator at 952-895-4454, or .  The list below highlights some of those successes:

 Why Burnsville? - Burnsville MEANS BUSINESS
"Why Burnsville" for your company? We asked some of the City's businesses the same question, and we weren't surprised by their answers. Watch the video below to find out why "Burnsville Means Business."
Burnsville - A Destination for Food
Burnsville boasts some GREAT FOOD! Check out highlights and testimonials by the city's restaurant owners.

UTC Aerospace Systems Expansion Rated #1 www.utcaerospacesystems.com  
The efforts of the City, State, and UTC to accommodate their needs for expansion have been recognized as the top metro retention and expansion project in Minnesota by the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM).The multi-phase expansion resulted in a minimum addition of 150 jobs, paying approximately $70,000 per year.  The project also solidified the retention of the company and its existing 1100 jobs.

Carl Lind, UTC Director of Facilities, Security, & Logistics said of the project, “Much of the credit for the project being on schedule can be attributed to the collaboration between UTC Aerospace Sytems and the City of Burnsville which resulted in considerable speed and ease of permit(s) processing. 

Apothecary Products  
Founded in 1975 by its CEO Terry Noble , Apothecary Products, has become the leading Pharmacy Supplier in the United States and is also beginning to reach out internationally. Apothecary Products distributes through distributors, wholesalers, large chain food and drug stores, institutional pharmacies, and independent drug stores. Apothecary has expanded its corporate headquarters four times in Burnsville and employs over 200 Burnsville employees.

Quality Ingredients Corporation www.qic.us
QIC  was founded by entrepreneur Bob Thompson in 1987 and opened its first production facility in Burnsville in 1990. QIC has expanded beyond its technical foundation of dry creamer and shortening powder to include a broad range of dry ingredient systems. These systems range from dry creamers to cheese and dairy powders, whips, flavors and colors, encapsulations, specialty ingredients and dry blends.

Zee Medical  www.zeetwincities.com  
Founded in 1973 by Gil Mathews, Zee Medical is North America’s #1 van based provider of occupational first aid and safety products, training, and services. Zee offers customized programs to help businesses reduce health care costs associated with on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

Visiting Angels  www.visitingangelsmn.com
In 1991, Jeffrey Johnson started a non-medical home care agency called “The Senior Care Group, Inc.” In 1998, Johnson and three other directors left to form Visiting Angels as a nationwide network of home care agencies. Scott Hemenway, in 2002, opened the Burnsville location in his home. Since, Visiting Angels of Burnsville has expanded five times, growing to an organization of over 150 employees.

Fairview Ridges Hospital   www.ridges.fairview.org
Opened in May of 1984 Fairview Ridges has grown to the premier hospital south of the river and hub around which the Burnsville Medical Alliance cluster was formed. Fairview Ridges has consistently expanded during its first 25 years evidenced by the opening of its new “cath lab” in January of 2009. Fairview Ridges currently employees over 1400 and continues to grow.

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