Economic Development Authority (EDA)


  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Ramsey Municipal Center - Council Chambers
    7550 Sunwood Drive NW
    Ramsey, MN 55303
  • Meetings can be viewed at

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • Michael Olson, Chair (Term ends 3/31/2023) 
  • William MacLennan, Vice-Chair (Term ends 3/31/2027)
  • Rachal Johnson (Term ends 3/31/2024)
  • Shanna Stewart (Term ends 3/31/2026) 
  • Scott Wiyninger (Term ends 3/31/2028)
  • Chelsee Howell, Council (2021 appointment)
  • Chris Riley, Council (2021 appointment)


The primary objective of the Economic Development Authority is to aid, assist and promote the growth and expansion of commercial, retail and industrial development in the City of Ramsey.

Annual Events

The Ramsey EDA hosts a Business Expo (April), a Business Appreciation Day/Golf Tournament (August) and Business Networking Breakfast (November) annually. These events provide an effective channel of communication between the City and the local business community. The Business Expo draws 300+ patrons and over 50 businesses. The Business Appreciation Day begins with a golf tournament and concludes with a dinner and award presentation to a Ramsey Business of the Year. The Business Networking Breakfast is an opportunity for local businesses to network over breakfast and enjoy a keynote speaker.

Annual Publications

Once every two months, the Ramsey EDA selects a local business for the Business Spotlight Article; which is published in the Ramsey Resident and is delivered to nearly 10,000 households. Annually, the Ramsey EDA selects a local business for "The Business of the Year" award. That award is presented at the Annual Business Appreciation Day event.

Economic Development Resources

View information on the City’s economic development functions, available leasable space, for sale property, community profile and other resources visit the City’s Economic Development page.