Life-Science Innovations (LSI) provides strategic guidance, administrative support and capital funding to grow, develop, and sustain our current and future affiliate companies as leaders in the life sciences and engineering. LSI provides these companies with the resources they need to successfully reach their present and future potential.
The companies that we support are in the biotechnology, engineering, genetics, and agricultural industries. Those companies include Select Genetics, PALS, Farm Service Elevator, Willmar Poultry Farms, Willmar Logistics, Nova-Tech Engineering, Turkey Valley Farms and the MinnWest Technology Campus. In total, our companies employ over 1,700 people across Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia.
LSI is located just 90 miles west of the Twin Cities and St. Paul, in Willmar, Minnesota. LSI and several of its affiliates house their headquarters on the beautiful MinnWest Technology Campus, which is the country’s largest privately held technology park. MinnWest is a thriving technology community for like-minded businesses in the fields of agriculture, technology, science and energy.
Being a city of about 20,000 people, Willmar offers the benefits of a larger city while still providing many of the amenities of a small town community. There are many indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, including access to many regional lakes, the Glacial Lakes State Trail, Sibley State Park and the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Other notable highlights to the community would include a renowned medical and hospital system, a community college, and new businesses and housing developments emerging every year. Willmar is a regional hub for shopping, dining, entertainment and services, and is the seat of Kandiyohi County.