Economic Development Authority (EDA)updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013
The EDA is committed to working with the larger business community to create opportunities for new and existing companies to thrive in St. Louis Park. Given its various powers and resources, the EDA utilizes flexible business assistance and development programs within a strategic framework so as to encourage economic expansion that is complementary to the community.
The EDA Board and staff handles business assistance activities, tax increment financing, redevelopment project assistance, public/private financial packages, real estate transactions, brownfield assistance, commercial rehabilitation/small business loans and other related activities that promote economic development and redevelopment in the city.
The EDA is results-oriented board consisting of seven members (current Board members are listed below). The membership of the EDA is the same as the City Council although the officers are different (i.e. the president of the EDA is not the Mayor). The EDA meets Monday evenings on an "as needed basis" as agenda items require consideration. Meetings are typically held at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall just prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meetings.
2012 Economic Development Authority Officers & Commissioners
Sue Santa Jeff Jacobs
President Term Expires 1/2016
Term Expires 1/2014
Anne Mavity Term Expires 1/2016
Term Expires 1/2014 Jake Spano
Term Expires 1/2016
Treasurer Susan Sanger
Term Expires 1/2014 Term Expires 1/2014