EDA was established by an enabling resolution passed by City Council on June 22, 1994 to encourage and favorably support development and redevelopment in the City.

The EDA Board consists of five members, with two being City Council members and three at large – all appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval.  Current EDA members are:

Kirsten Wyffels – President
Lonnie Pierce – Vice President
LeAnn Wickett – Secretary/Treasurer
James Westby
Sue Morken

Regular EDA meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall in the meeting room.  Meetings are open to the public.

Economic Development Coordinator Services are contracted through the Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA).  Staff is available to assist with development issues and contact can be made through the City Clerk’s office at (507) 493-5299.

Services offered by the EDA include:

  • Revolving loan funds for businesses (new and existing)
  •  Small cities funds for residential rehab
  • Assistance with business plans, marketing strategies, finance packaging and more
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