Community Planning & Economic Development
DC Group's Growth Leads to $9 Million Expansion
Top Left: Newly remodeled second floor; Top Right: New employee kitchen/lounge; Bottom: DC Group located on 1977 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.
Since 1991, DC Group has been providing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) service and maintenance to clients, including government buildings, hospitals, and Fortune 500 companies, across the United States and Canada. The technology boom of the 1990s created a need for DC Group’s clients to constantly stay connected to a power source – something that provided an ideal platform for the company’s present growth. Over the past five years, DC Group has doubled their revenue in addition to making Inc.’s 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies eight years in a row.
DC Group’s growth (and drive for more) led to a nearly $9 million expansion that began in 2014. At the company’s North Minneapolis headquarters, they added 25,000 square feet of office and warehouse space and renovated the office’s exterior and interior. DC Group’s expansion couldn’t have happened without support from the City. They were the first recipient of the City of Minneapolis’ Grow North funding, a financial incentive focused on bringing jobs and business to North Minneapolis. In addition, they were one of the first recipients of the State of Minnesota’s Job Creation Fund from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED also provided a contamination cleanup grant. Additional financial assistance from the City included Two-Percent and Business Development Fund loans and tax increment financing.The new construction was completed in June 2015, and with the larger and revamped office and warehouse space, DC Group expects to add over 30 new jobs in the next few years, increase the number of clients they are able to serve, and looks to provide service to more regions of North America, including Mexico.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2015