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The St. Louis Park Economic Development Authority (EDA) is committed to helping new and existing businesses thrive in St. Louis Park. It uses flexible business assistance and development programs within a strategic framework to encourage economic expansion that is complementary to the community.

Membership of the EDA is the same as the city council, although officers are different (i.e. the president of the EDA is not the mayor).

The EDA and city staff handle a variety of activities that promote economic development and redevelopment in the city, including:

  • Business assistance
  • Tax increment financing
  • Redevelopment project assistance
  • Public/private financial packages
  • Real estate transactions
  • Brownfield assistance
  • Commercial rehabilitation/small business loans
  • Other related activities

Meetings

Until further notice, all meetings of the EDA for the City of St. Louis Park may be conducted by telephone or other electronic means. View the emergency meeting proclamation.

EDA meetings are held Monday evenings, as needed, when agenda items require consideration. Meetings are typically held at 6 p.m. at city hall, immediately prior to regularly scheduled city council meetings. 

Agendas and minutes

View the upcoming EDA agenda.

View archived EDA minutes and agendas.

Watch archived EDA meeting videos.  

Officers and commissioners

(updated Jan. 7, 2020)

Name Role  Term expires
Rachel Harris President  January 2022
Tim Brausen
Vice president January 2022
Margaret Rog Treasurer  January 2022
Larry Kraft Commissioner  January 2024 
Anne Mavity Commissioner  January 2022
Nadia Mohamed Commissioner January 2024
Jake Spano Commissioner January 2024