The EDA helps promote new businesses and retain and redevelop existing businesses in the city.
The goals of the EDA are to:
Develop sites that are economically difficult to develop without public assistance
Encourage the development of housing in the city that is safe, diverse, and gives our citizens affordable options to own a home
Help restore blighted properties and downtown historic buildings by encouraging redevelopment
Increase the scope of services offered in the city
Preserving the "Best Small Town"
The EDA is aligned with the city's mission of being "The Best Small Town in Minnesota." The EDA staff work hard to promote development and redevelopment, and encourage that the process is done in a manner that will enhance our small-town atmosphere.