Marketing firm may bring 200 jobs to Bemidji

There may be good news on the jobs front in Bemidji. Skybridge Marketing Group, a Minnesota-based firm, has tentative plans to expand its business in the city, adding up to 200 new jobs.

Details of the expansion are expected to be finalized next month, according to Dave Hengel, the newly hired Joint Economic Development Director in Bemidji.

Hengel told the Bemidji Pioneer the company chose Bemidji over Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Fargo, Grand Forks and the Twin Cities. Skybridge has its headquarters in Greenfield near the Twin Cities, and also has an office in Winnipeg, Canada.

“When you are able to bring in good corporate citizens to the Bemidji community, the economic pie increases and everybody benefits,” Hengel told the newspaper.

Many of the new jobs are expected to be customer service oriented in a call center environment.