In addition to being a popular place to live, Elk River is also the choice for many businesses. The city is home to a thriving commercial-industrial base, consisting of almost 1,000 businesses. Working where you live can lead to a better quality of life. Elk River has a wide variety of opportunities for all types of careers.
Over 12,000 people call the Elk River area their work home. The largest employer is the public school system and the largest private employer is Guardian Angels, offering support services for seniors. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in Elk River with over 50% of people working for themselves or for small businesses with five or fewer employees.
There are several local temporary and permanent job placement services that fill a wide variety of employment needs.