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, 1201 7th 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 
Jeff Goerger - 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


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

MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau