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Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission (EDC) is an advisory body to the City Council and the Economic Development Authority charged with the responsibility of researching, reviewing, and making recommendations on issues related to economic development.


  • Zoning ordinance changes that could affect businesses (commercial, industrial, and mixed use districts
  • Fee policies as they relate to businesses
  • Private Activity Bond and Business Subsidy Policies
  • The creation of new TIF districts
  • TIF and Tax Abatement Applications
  • Economic Development Authority and City land sales
  • Business regulation provision including business licensing (i.e. liquor, tobacco, etc.)
  • The areas of the Comprehensive Plan affecting economic development and commercial/industrial land uses
  • City's legislative agenda related to Economic Development
  • Potential new or revised approaches to City Economic Development policy
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 2015 Work Plan

Qualifications for Appointment
The qualifications of the EDC members shall be those who in judgment of the Council are representative of the community and are qualified by training, experience, and interest useful for the fullfillment of the EDC's responsibility in economic development. All appointed members will receive training in the relevant laws, policies and procedures.

Term Length:
Three years (may serve two terms).


Members Representing the City
The EDC shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members to be appointed by the City Council. The alternates may vote when there are six or fewer regular members present.

Meeting Schedule

  • Second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November; 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Council Chambers

Reference Material
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Zoning Ordinances
  • Legal and Financial Consultants and Staff

Additional Information

Skip Nienhaus
Economic Development Coordinator

Ph: 952-895-4454
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