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Minnesota Directory of Economic Development Organizations

Minnesota Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton


  • Capital: St. Paul
  • Population (2015): 5,489,594
  • Largest Cities (2015): Minneapolis, 394,424; St. Paul, 300,851; Rochester, 112,225; Duluth, 86,110; Bloomington, 85,136
  • Targeted Industries: Finance/Business Services, Renewable Energy, Medical Technology & Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Information Technology
  • Key Incentives: Minnesota Investment Fund, Minnesota Job Creation Fund, Angel Tax Credits, Emerging Entrepreneur Fund, Minnesota Job Training Incentive Program, Minnesota Job Skills Partnership,  Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program, FTZs, Pathways Program, TIF
  • GDP (2014): $333.3 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce


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State Listings

  • Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)

    Jeff Rossate
    Executive Director
    332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    P: 651-259-7493
    [email protected]


Utility Listings

  • Dakota Electric Association

    Mark Lofthus
    Economic Development Director
    4300 220th Street
    West Farmington, MN 55024
    P: 651-463-6242
    [email protected]
  • East Central Energy

    Terry Grabau
    Manager of Business Accounts & Energy Services
    412 Main Avenue North, P.O. Box 39
    Braham, MN 55006
    P: 763-691-2018
    [email protected]
  • Great River Energy

    Tom Lambrecht
    Manager, Economic Development Services
    12300 Elm Creek Boulevard
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
    P: 763-445-6105
    [email protected]
  • Minnesota Power

    Nancy Norr
    Director, Regional Development
    30 West Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802
    P: 218-722-2625
    [email protected]
  • Xcel Energy (MN)

    Patrick Cline
    Director, Community Relations & Economic Development
    414 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    P: 612-337-2102
    [email protected]


Regional Listings

  • (The) Northspan Group, Inc.

    Randy Lasky
    President & CEO
    221 West First Street
    Duluth, MN 55802
    P: 218-529-7561
    [email protected]
  • APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion)

    Elissa Hansen
    Director, Business Development
    306 West Superior Street, Suite 902
    Duluth, MN 55802
    P: 218-740-3667
    [email protected]
  • Duluth Seaway Port Authority

    Jeff Borling
    Director of Industrial/Economic Development
    1200 Port Terminal Drive
    Duluth, MN 55802
    P: 218-727-8525
    [email protected]
  • Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

    John Considine
    Business Development Resource Manager
    1961 Premier Drive, Suite 100
    Mankato, MN 56003
    P: 507-385-6640
    [email protected]
  • Greater MSP

    David Griggs
    VP, Business Investment
    400 Robert Street N. Suite 1600
    Saint Paul, MN 55101
    P: 651-287-1367
    [email protected]
  • Headwaters Regional Development Commission

    Tim Flathers
    Executive Director
    P.O. Box 906
    Bemidji, MN 56619-0906
    P: 218-333-6532
    [email protected]
  • Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board

    Steve Peterson
    Executive Director of Development
    4261 Highway 53 South
    Eveleth, MN 55734
    P: 218-735-3002
    [email protected]
  • Red Wing Port Authority

    Shari Chorney
    Business Development Director
    315 West 4th Street
    Red Wing, MN 55066
    P: 651-385-3639
    [email protected]
  • Rochester Area Economic Development Inc.

    Gary Smith
    220 South Broadway, Suite 100
    Rochester, MN 55904
    P: 507-288-0208
    [email protected]
  • Saint Paul Port Authority

    Brenda L. Kyle
    VP of Business Development
    380 St. Peter Street, Suite 850
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    P: 651-204-6241
    [email protected]
  • UMD Center for Economic Development

    Elaine S. Hansen
    11 East Superior Street, Suite 210
    Duluth, MN 55802
    P: 218-726-7298
    [email protected]
  • Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission

    Dawn Hegland
    Executive Director
    323 West Schlieman Avenue
    Appleton, MN 56208
    P: 320-289-1981, ext. 1
    [email protected]
  • West Central Initiative

    Greg Wagner, AICP
    Economic Development Planner
    1000 Western Avenue
    Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0318
    P: 218-739-2239
    [email protected]


County Listings

  • Cass County Economic Development Corporation

    Mike Paulus
    Executive Director
    303 Minnesota Avenue West, P.O. Box 1606
    Walker, MN 56484
    P: 218-547-7262
    [email protected]
  • Development Corporation of Austin/Mower County

    John Garry
    Executive Director
    329 North Main, Suite 106-L
    Austin, MN 55912
    P: 507-433-9495
    [email protected]
  • Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

    Mark Zimmerman
    President & CEO
    12 Northwest 3rd Street
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    P: 218-326-9411
    [email protected]
  • Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA)

    Paul Nevanen
    405 3rd Street, P.O. Box 138
    International Falls, MN 56649
    P: 800-452-3569
    [email protected]
  • Wright County Economic Development Partnership

    Duane Northagen
    Executive Director
    6800 Electric Drive, P.O. Box 525
    Rockford, MN 55373
    P: 763-477-3086
    [email protected]


City Listings

  • Albert Lea Economic Development Agency

    Ryan Nolander
    Executive Director
    2610 Y.H. Hanson Avenue, P.O. Box 370
    Albert Lea, MN 56007
    P: 507-373-3930, ext. 206
    [email protected]
  • City of Bloomington

    Larry Lee
    Community Development Director
    Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
    Bloomington, MN 55431-3027
    P: 952-563-8947
    [email protected]
  • City of Cambridge Economic Development

    Stan Gustafson
    Economic Development Director
    300 Third Avenue NE
    Cambridge, MN 55008
    P: 763-552-3209
    [email protected]
  • City of Detroit Lakes

    Larry Remmen, AICP
    Community Development Director
    1025 Roosevelt Avenue, P.O. Box 647
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
    P: 218-846-7125
    [email protected]
  • City of Elk River Economic Development Department

    Amanda Othoudt
    13065 Orono Parkway
    Elk River, MN 55330
    P: 763-635-1042
    [email protected]
  • City of Isanti

    Sean Sullivan
    Economic Development Director
    110 1st Avenue NW, P.O. Box 428
    Isanti, MN 55040
    P: 763-444-5512
    [email protected]
  • City of Maple Grove

    Dick Edwards
    Community Development Director
    12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N, P.O. Box 1180
    Maple Grove, MN 55311
    P: 763-494-6045
    [email protected]
  • City of Minneapolis - Department of Community Planning & Economic Development

    Miles Mercer
    Manager, Business Development
    105 5th Avenue South, Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    P: 612-673-5043
    [email protected]
  • City of Moorhead

    Matt Maslowski
    Business Development & Retention Service Manager
    P.O. Box 779
    Moorhead, MN 56561-0779
    P: 218-299-5441
    [email protected]
  • City of Orono

    Jeremy Barnhart
    Community Development Director
    2750 Kelley Parkway
    Orono, MN 55356
    P: 952-249-4626
    [email protected]
  • Fairmont Economic Development

    Mike Humpal, CECD
    City Administrator
    100 Downtown Plaza
    Fairmont, MN 56031
    P: 507-238-9461
    [email protected]
  • International Falls Economic Development Authority (EDA)

    Ken Anderson
    City Administrator
    City Hall, 600 4th Street
    International Falls, MN 56649
    P: 218-283-7983
    [email protected]
  • New Ulm Economic Development Corporation

    Jenny Eckstein
    Vice President of Business Affairs
    1 North Minnesota Street, P.O. Box 384
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    P: 507-233-4302
    [email protected]
  • Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development Department (PED)

    Ellen Muller
    Economic Development Manager
    25 West 4th Street, Suite 1300
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    P: 651-266-6605
    [email protected]
  • Thief River Falls Economic Development Office

    Christine Anderson
    405 Third Street East
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    P: 218-681-7387
    [email protected]
  • Virginia Economic Development Authority

    John Tourville
    City Operations Director
    City Hall, 327 First Street South
    Virginia, MN 55792
    P: 218-748-7500
    [email protected]