Economic Development Authority

The City of St. Cloud Economic Development Authority (EDA) is your first-stop for business development assistance, including:
• Site selection for large or small business
• Business expansion and relocation financing resources
• Referral source for business start-up assistance
• City development/permit process

The EDA is dedicated to enhancing St. Cloud's economic vitality and expanding the city's tax and employment base. We are committed to working with you whether you have an existing business in the city or are thinking of relocating and joining us here.

The EDA’s professional staff and board members stand ready to offer our assistance to existing and prospective businesses in site selection, area demographics, planning, workforce development, construction issues, and other items.

The 7-member board is appointed by the Mayor and City Council for 6-year terms in accordance with State statutes and EDA bylaws. The EDA is located within the Community Development Section.

View the organizational chart online.


4 p.m.
First Tuesday of the Month
City Hall, 400 Second St. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Most Recent Agenda | View All

Minutes are also available following approval.  Most Recent Minutes | View All


King Banaian 
Alice Lenzmeier 
Tohow Siyad
Chris Jacques 
Bernadette Perryman
Dave Masters - Council Representative 
Steve Laraway - Council Representative

Strategic Plan

The strategic plan provides a framework and priorities for which the EDA and staff can work within to create and sustain jobs and tax base in the City of St. Cloud. 

2017-2020 Economic Development Strategic Plan
2012-2014 Economic Development Strategic Plan

Marketing Plan

The marketing plan provides strategies and tactics to drive business growth and expansion and provides recruitment support to keep businesses viable and growing.

2016-2017 Economic Development Marketing Plan

Annual Report

The bi-annual report provides a snapshot of the economic development activities that have occurred.  
2015-2016 Economic Development Bi-Annual Report
2013-2014 Economic Development Bi-Annual Report
2011-2012 Annual Report


Get connected with business peers and build customer relationships through the following active local networks: 

Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center
Central MN Builders Association

Central MN Manufacturers Association
Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation
Initiative Foundation

Made in Minnesota Directory -
Free online directory of products and supplies manufactured in Minnesota makes it easy for companies to find, and be found by, home-state suppliers.
MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development
St. Cloud Downtown Council
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau