Our view: Digi-Key: A story that must be told (North Dakota)

What’s bigger: A million-square-foot facility, or the impact it will make in a town of 8,000 residents?

Earlier this year, Digi-Key Electronics announced it will construct a massive new building in its hometown of Thief River Falls, Minn. Company officials say the expansion will create more than 1,000 jobs — at a place that already employs thousands — and is expected to be an investment worth $200 million to $300 million.

The Herald first wrote about it June 1. More recently, Prairie Business magazine — which is published by the Herald — included a brief story about the expansion in its July edition.

The August edition of Prairie Business will have a heavy focus on the expansion, and the big feature on Digi-Key is expected to be the cover story.

Why the attention? Because this is monumental news for the region.


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