Embracing Business Specialities
After a summer working for the City of Northfield’s Community Development Department, one observes the diversity of Northfield’s economy first-hand. Now many people may not have the opportunity to experience all the Northfield has to offer, which is no fault of their own. Many of the great businesses in town are so incredibly discreet that no one would ever realize that there are a handful of multi-million dollar business in your backyard.
Take All-Flex for example. Many people drive down Highway 3 to Target, Cub or Faribault with the possibility of seeing All Flex’s sign and building. However, there may only be a few people of what they actually do. As a company that creates flexible circuitry, All Flex quietly provides employment, goods, and industry to Northfield.
All Flex is not alone in this style of business. Perkins Transports, Multek, Cardinal Glass, Aurora Pharmaceuticals, and many more attempt to simply add to the world through industrial innovation. Yes, Malt-O-Meal has been a pivotal aspect to the Northfield culture. Nevertheless, there are industrial businesses that can add and enhance the innovational culture that is Northfield. I have been so appreciative of my experiences working with some of the businesses, and my only hope is for these businesses to flourish and attract other innovative people to experience everything the city has to offer and call Northfield their home.