Minnesota Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Minnesota Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

 

  • Capital: St. Paul
  • Population (2017): 5,576,606
  • Largest Cities (2017): Minneapolis, 422,331; St. Paul, 306,621; Rochester, 115,733; Duluth, 86,066; Bloomington, 85,866
  • Targeted Industries: Finance/Business Services/Fintech, Advanced Manufacturing, Medical Technology/Healthcare, Water Technology, Agriculture/Food Processing, Data Centers/IoT/Information Technology
  • Key Incentives: Minnesota Job Creation Fund, Minnesota Investment Fund, Minnesota Emerging Entrepreneurs Loan Program, Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program, Angel Tax Fund, Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs, Innovation Voucher Program, Data Center Sales Tax Credit, Minnesota Job Skills Partnership, Minnesota Job Training Incentive Program, Foreign Trade Zones, Pathways Program, TIF
  • GDP (2017): $351.1 billion*

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

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State Listings

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)

Kevin McKinnon
Deputy Commissioner, Economic Development
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-259-7432
[email protected]
mn.gov/deed/business

 

Utility Listings

Otter Tail Company

Dale Umlauf
Economic Development Consultant
215 South Cascade Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0496
218-739-8948
[email protected]
www.otpco.com/business-services/economic-development

Xcel Energy (MN)

Ryan Bruers
Economic Development Project Manager
414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-330-7870
[email protected]
www.xcelenergy.com

Minnesota Power

Nancy Norr
Director, Regional Development
30 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-2625
[email protected]
www.mnpower.com/company/economicdevelopment

East Central Energy

Mark Nelson
Business Accounts & Energy Services Manager
412 Main Avenue North, P.O. Box 39
Braham, MN 55006
763-691-2018
[email protected]
www.econdev.eastcentralenergy.com/ece

Dakota Electric Association

Mark Lofthus
Economic Development Director
4300 220th Street
West Farmington, MN 55024
651-463-6242
[email protected]
ecd.dakotaelectric.com/dakota-electric-association

Great River Energy

Tom Lambrecht
Manager, Economic Development Services
12300 Elm Creek Boulevard
Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-445-6105
[email protected]
www.greatriverenergy.com

 

Regional Listings

Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

Patti Gartland
President
501 West St. Germain Street, Suite 100
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-252-5228
[email protected]
www.greaterstcloud.com

Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

B. Kyle
President & CEO
401 North Robert Street, Suite 150
Saint Paul, MN 55101
651-265-2771
[email protected]
www.saintpaulchamber.com

West Central Initiative

Greg Wagner
Business & Economic Development Director
1000 Western Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0318
218-739-2239
[email protected]
www.wcif.org

Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission

Dawn Hegland
Executive Director
323 West Schlieman Avenue
Appleton, MN 56208
320-289-1981, ext. 101
[email protected]
www.umvrdc.org

UMD Center for Economic Development

Elaine S. Hansen
Director
11 East Superior Street, Suite 210
Duluth, MN 55802
218-726-7298
[email protected]
www.umdced.com

The Northspan Group, Inc.

Elissa Hansen
President & CEO
202 West Superior Street, Suite 700
Duluth, MN 55802
218-481-7737
[email protected]
www.northspan.org

Saint Paul Port Authority

Tonya Bauer
Director of Strategic Development
380 St. Peter Street, Suite 850
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-204-6228
[email protected]
www.sppa.com

Rochester Area Economic Development Inc.

Ryan Nolander
President
220 South Broadway, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55904
507-288-0208
[email protected]
www.raedi.com

Red Wing Port Authority

Shari Chorney
Business Development Manager
419 Bush Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-3639
[email protected]
www.redwingportauthority.org

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board

Steve Peterson
Executive Director of Development
4261 Highway 53 South
Eveleth, MN 55734
218-735-3002
[email protected]
www.ironrangeresources.org

Headwaters Regional Development Commission

Tim Flathers
Executive Director
P.O. Box 906
Bemidji, MN 56619-0906
218-333-6532
[email protected]
www.hrdc.org

Greater MSP (Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership)

Megan Barnett-Livgard
Director, Business Investment
400 Robert Street North, Suite 1600
Saint Paul, MN 55101
651-287-5812
[email protected]
www.greatermsp.org

Greater Mankato Growth

John Considine
Director of Regional Business Intelligence
3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 100
Mankato, MN 56001
507-385-6640
[email protected]
www.greatermankato.com

Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Kate Ferguson
Director of Business Development
2305 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55806-1931
218-727-8525
[email protected]
www.duluthport.com

APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion)

Brian Hanson
President & CEO
306 West Superior Street, Suite 902
Duluth, MN 55802
218-740-3667
[email protected]
www.apexgetsbusiness.com

 

County Listings

Wright County Economic Development Partnership

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

Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA)

Paul Nevanen
Director
405 3rd Street, P.O. Box 138
International Falls, MN 56649
800-452-3569
[email protected]
www.businessupnorth.com

Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

Shannon Benolken
Director of Business Development
12 Northwest 3rd Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-9411
[email protected]
www.itascadv.org

Development Corporation of Austin/Mower County

John Garry
Executive Director
329 North Main, Suite 106-L
Austin, MN 55912
507-433-9495
[email protected]
www.austindca.org

Cass County Economic Development Corporation

Mike Paulus
Executive Director
303 Minnesota Avenue West, P.O. Box 1606
Walker, MN 56484
218-547-7262
[email protected]
www.casscountyedc.com

 

City Listings

Farmington Economic Development Authority

Adam Kienberger
Executive Director
430 Third Street
Farmington, MN 55024
651-280-6820
[email protected]
www.ci.farmington.mn.us

City of Isanti

Ryan Kernosky
Interim Economic Development Director
110 1st Avenue NW, P.O. Box 428
Isanti, MN 55040
763-444-5512
[email protected]
www.cityofisanti.us

City of Orono

Jeremy Barnhart
Community Development Director
2750 Kelley Parkway
Orono, MN 55356
952-249-4626
[email protected]
www.ci.orono.mn.us

City of Elk River Economic Development Department

Amanda Othoudt
Director
13065 Orono Parkway
Elk River, MN 55330
763-635-1042
[email protected]
www.elkrivermn.gov

International Falls Economic Development Authority (EDA)

Kenneth R. Anderson
City Administrator
City Hall, 600 4th Street
International Falls, MN 56649
218-283-7983
[email protected]
www.ci.international-falls.mn.us

Virginia Economic Development Authority

Pamela LaBine
City Clerk
City Hall, 327 First Street South
Virginia, MN 55792
218-748-7500
[email protected]
www.virginiamn.us

Saint Paul Planning & Economic Development Department (PED)

Martin Schieckel
Economic Development Director
25 West 4th Street, Suite 1300
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-266-6604
[email protected]
www.stpaul.gov

New Ulm Economic Development Corporation

Jenny Eckstein
Vice President of Business Affairs
1 North Minnesota Street, P.O. Box 384
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-4302
[email protected]
www.newulm.com/economic-development/

Fairmont Economic Development

Linsey Preuss
Economic Development Coordinator
100 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont, MN 56031
507-238-3925
[email protected]
www.fedamn.com/fairmonted

Moorhead Economic Development Authority

Amy Thorpe
Economic Development Program Administrator
City Hall, 500 Center Avenue, 4th Floor
Moorhead, MN 56561-0779
218-299-5442
[email protected]
www.cityofmoorhead.com

City of Minneapolis - Department of Community Planning & Economic Development

Miles Mercer
Manager, Business Development
105 5th Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-673-5043
[email protected]
http://business.minneapolismn.gov/

City of Maple Grove

Dick Edwards
Community Development Director
12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N, P.O. Box 1180
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-494-6045
[email protected]
www.maplegrovemn.gov

City of Detroit Lakes

Larry Remmen
Community Development Director
1025 Roosevelt Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
218-846-7125
[email protected]
www.cityofdetroitlakes.com

City of Cambridge Economic Development

Stan Gustafson
Economic Development Director
300 Third Avenue NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
763-552-3209
[email protected]
www.opportunitycommunity.com

City of Bloomington

Glen Markegard
Planning Manager
Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431-3027
952-563-8920
[email protected]
www.bloomingtonmn.gov

Albert Lea Economic Development Agency

Noelle Hagen
Small Business & Marketing Manager
2610 Y.H. Hanson Avenue, P.O. Box 370
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-373-3930
[email protected]
www.growalbertlea.com

Thief River Falls Economic Development Office

Rodney Otterness
City Administrator
405 Third Street East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-2943
[email protected]
www.citytrf.net