Success is hard work


couple interesting demographic facts from the latest numbers that show our Long Term Plans are moving Isanti Forward. These facts compare Isanti to Cambridge and reflect how each city has made different decisions with much different results. We have better standards than neighboring communities that have lead to better results.

2017 Statistics

Cambridge Poverty Rate is 11%
Isanti Poverty Rate is 4%
Cambridge Median Household Income is $44,205
Isanti Household income is $64,592
Cambridge male median income is $32,674
Isanti male median income is $38,536
Cambridge female median income is $21,115
Isanti female median income is $31,063

Our Finacial and Economic Development Record

Per Capita Income increased 77%
Median Household Income increased 54%
Cut net debt from $9.1 million to $2.9 million since being elected Mayor
Improved City Credit Rating from Baa or 1 step from Junk/Speculative rating to AA+ or High Quality
Administrative cost per capita are 20% less than our peer cities
Spending is 16% less than peer cities
48% net increase in total number of businesses
Local jobs increased by 40% since being elected Mayor
Received multiple Business Recruitment Awards from the Minnesota Economic Development Association
Cut Sewer Base Fee 50%
Cut Water Base fee 25%
Cut SAC/WAC fees $2,500
Cut property tax rate 7% in 2018
City Property Tax cut of 10% for 2019

We have worked very hard in the last 12 years to have opportunities to make these numbers a reality. In previous decades these numbers showed Cambridge leading in the same catagories. We can’t afford to go backwards and allow our progress to be reversed. Isanti is a Great City, please continue to help us keep moving Forward by fulfilling our long range plans. Our plans for more Commercial and Industrial Development providing more services like restaurants and retail, more good paying jobs and a diversified tax base that allows us to keep cutting taxes and fees.

Pictures are our two Business Recruitment Awards. I had completely different Economic Development Staffs each time but we had the same commitment to excellence and the vision to succeed. I hope to continue to lead our City into even more successful years of smart managed growth.

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