Economic Development

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Ramsey Economic Development Authority (EDA)

Learn more about what the EDA does and find your EDA board members here. View current and archived meeting minutes and agendas. Watch EDA meetings the first Thursday of each month on QCTV.org

EDA Mission

The mission of Ramsey's economic development efforts is to support our local businesses, grow the city's tax base, foster job creation, and improve the overall quality of life for Ramsey residents.  The City has placed an emphasis on encouraging economic development within the City Council's Strategic Plan, the Ramsey EDA's work plan, and the City's Comprehensive Plan.

ED Guide

Current Commercial Projects

Numerous commercial projects are currently taking place or have been completed in the City:

  • Anderson Dahlen - the 65,000 SF expansion is in its final stages on the north side of Sunwood Dr just east of Ramsey Blvd. The 45-ft tall facility will accommodate current growth for the company with space for an additional 50,000 SF. The project is anticipated to create at least 40 new jobs.
  • Oppidan Inc is adding three new buildings to Bunker Lake Industrial Park: 111,300 SF and two 147,000 SF facilities (total of 405,000 SF). Construction of Buildings 1 and 2 are under way with Building 3 slated for 2023. The project is anticipated to create at least 300 new jobs.
  • Java Properties construction is underway on the O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store on Sunwood Dr, west of Casey's General Store. An additional 7 acres adjacent to the property is being planned for a commercial/retail development. Potential users could include a small coffee shop, carwash, retail store, financial institution, restaurant and a grocery store.
  • G-Will Liquors construction is underway for a new 12,000 SF building on 3 acres north of Bill's Superette off Alpine Dr  & Hwy 47. Site plan details can be found here.
  • PACT Charter School is requesting approval to build a school and football/soccer field adjacent to Central Park on a proposed 18 acres. If approved, construction could begin Summer 2022. Project details can be viewed here.
  • Northstar Marketplace: Plans have been approved for a 7,200 SF multi-tenant building at 7912 Sunwood Dr NW. The proposed uses are retail and restaurant. Location is north of Coborn's grocery store. Start of constructions is yet to be determined.

Recently Completed Projects

Development Trends

The City of Ramsey has experienced strong and steady development over the past 20 years. This trend is expected to continue - Ramsey is the second fastest growing city in Anoka County with well over 1,000 acres of developable greenfield land located near the U.S. Highway 10/Armstrong Interchange. 

Ramsey boasts two unique developments: (1) The COR (Center of Ramsey) is the city's downtown development.  This 300 plus+ acre development is a true, transit-orientated, mixed-use, walkable, urban development; and (2) the cities of Ramsey and Anoka also share a 1,000 acre nearly fully developed business park, which is home to several Fortune 500 operations, and has created about 15,000 jobs.

View additional development updates.