Economic Development Authority (EDA)

This program was created to provide economic support to small businesses to reimburse the costs of business interruption caused by required closures and costs associated with critical business expenses that are incurred as a direct result of the current health emergency.

The City of Ellendale Economic Development Authority (EDA) is the 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

EDA Board Members:

Russell Goette - Mayor

(612) 759-9952

Email Russ Goette

Scott Groth - Councilmember

Email Scott Groth

Garry Gordinier

(507) 837-9316

Email Garry Gordinier

Ross Sletten

Email Ross Sletten

Arlen Brekke

(507) 391-4196

Email Arlen Brekke

The EDA is dedicated to enhancing Ellendale’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 board members stand ready to offer assistance to existing and prospective businesses in site selection, area demographics, planning, workforce development, construction issues, and other items. The 5-member board is appointed by the Mayor and City Council in accordance with State statutes and EDA bylaws.

The EDA Board will meet the 3rd Friday of January, March, May, July, September & November in the Ellendale City Office at 7:00 am.  The meetings are open to the public.

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