Economic Development Authority (EDA)

Meetings

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

Agendas & Minutes

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

Members

  • Jim Steffen, Chair (Term ends 3/31/2022)
  • Brian Burandt, Vice-Chair (Term ends 3/31/2021)
  • Scott Cords (Term ends 3/31/2020)
  • Glen Hardin (Term ends 3/31/2023)
  • Mark Kuzma, Council (2019 appointment)
  • Chris Riley, Council (2019 appointment)
  • Vacancy (Term ends 3/31/2024)

Mission

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 Network Meeting (November) annually. These events provide an effective channel of communication between the City and the local business community. The Business Expo draws 500 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 Network Meeting 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.