Kjellgren Alkire

Posted Posted in EDA Team

Kjellgren Alkire, Executive Director 205 West Center Street, Lake City, MN, 55041 Phone: 1-651-345-6808 Fax: 1-651-345-3208 Email: info@lakecityeda.com Kjellgren Alkire serves the Lake City EDA full-time.  He began in this position in July 2018. In his previous work as full-time university faculty, his areas of research included development of rural cultural capital, placemaking and public-private […]

Occupational Employment Statistics 2017

Posted Posted in In the Spotlight, Latest EDA News

Minnesota Employment and Development has a Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data tool that shows employment and typical wages by occupation and region in Minnesota. This information can help employers benchmark wages and can help job seekers and students explore careers. OES is a federal-state cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and state […]

Olympic Sky Jump to come to Frontenac!

Posted Posted in Latest EDA News

Bryan Sanders, Executive Director, Friends of American Ski Jumping, presented information on the proposed Olympic ski jump to be constructed in Frontenac. Baldy at Dakota Park is currently in the fundraising phase and hopes to break ground in Spring 2017. The Project Build a 120 meter (12 story) Olympic sized large hill ski jump at […]

Pepin Heights Orchards is 2016 Manufacturer of the Year!

Posted Posted in Latest EDA News

The Lake City EDA and Chamber of Commerce named Pepin Heights Orchards, Inc., has been named Lake City Manufacturer of the Year for 2016. In addition to growing, harvesting, packaging and shipping apples from its Lake City operations, Pepin Heights Orchards also presses and sells apple cider. Pepin Heights Owner Dennis Courtier purchased his parents’ small […]

Lake City Facade Improvement Program

Posted Posted in Latest EDA News

Lake City Economic Development Authority downtown façade improvement program’s purpose is to make appropriate façade improvements to buildings in downtown Lake City in order to highlight the City’s rich architectural heritage as well as enhance the  visual appeal and vibrancy of the downtown area. The façade improvement program can only be used for exterior repairs/improvements, code violation corrections, […]

Hearth & Home Technologies

Posted Posted in Success Stories

 Hearth and Home Technologies has been in Lake City Minnesota for many years, and has become the worlds largest Gas Fireplace producer in the world.In addition to this claim to fame, they have supported many local charities, events, non-profit organizations.Thank you Hearth and Home for being a strong supporter of the Lake City Economic Development […]

Gregory Hird

Posted Posted in EDA Team

Greg Hird Board Member, Business Development Manager Hird joined EDA Board in 2015 with a desire to help make Lake City a great place to live, work and play. He moved to Lake City in July 2010 after spending years driving around Lake Pepin and enjoying the local restaurants and shops. Hird has been with […]

Cheryl Key

Posted Posted in EDA Team

  Cheryl Key Treasurer, Business Development & Marketing Committee Cheryl Key joined the EDA Board in January of 2010, but is not new to the EDA. She previously served on the EDA Board as a City Council Representative from 1999-2002. Key brings an extensive knowledge of housing programs and practices to the Board having worked […]

Mark Fayette

Posted Posted in EDA Team

  Mark Fayette President, Business Development & Marketing Committee, Business Manager Fayette joined the Board in September 2010 and currently serves as the EDA’s vice president. He is a member of the Marketing Committee as well as the committee formed to assist in the sale of Block 13 . Born and raised in Illinois, Fayette […]

Greg Schreck

Posted Posted in EDA Team

  Greg Schreck Vice President EDA Board, Lake City City Council, Business Owner Schreck worked as a high rise construction manager for more than 20 years in Chicago Illinois. He was contracted to run major projects for Morse/Diesel, Inc. (Sears Tower) and Tishman Construction Corp. (World Trade Centers). Schreck has developed several condominium projects in […]

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency 500 First Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902 Phone: 1-507-990-5846 Website: http://www.smmpa.com Additional Information: Created by its members as a joint-action agency in 1977, SMMPA generates and sells reliable wholesale electricity to its eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities, and develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to their […]

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation 525 Florence Avenue, P.O. Box 695, Owatonna, MN 55060 Phone: 1-507-455-3215 Website: http://www.smifoundation.org Additional Information: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is established by the McKnight Foundation, and works to build a prosperous region and foster economic growth in the 20 Minnesota counties that they serve.

Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority 134 East Second Street, Wabasha, MN 55981 Phone: 1-651-565-2638 Website: www.semmchra.org Additional Information: The Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County HRA, commonly known as SEMMCHRA, carries out the mission to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing to elderly, disabled and families earning 115% of state median income and below through: […]

Community and Economic Development Association

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Community and Economic Development Association 1500 South Highway 52, P.O. Box 483, Chatfield, MN 55923 Phone: 1-507-867-3164 Website: www.cedausa.com Additional Information: CEDA is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit agency headquartered in Chatfield, MN. Our 15+ employees are currently serving communities, businesses and residents throughout Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa

Small Business Development Centers

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Small Business Development Centers 851 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Phone: 1-507-285-7536 Website: www.rochestersbdc.com Additional Information: The Region 10 SBDC is an organization supported by the Rochester Community and Technical College and funded by the Small Business Administration, The Department of Employment and Economic Development and various local funding sources. The SBDC provides Southeastern […]

Mississippi Valley Partners

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Mississippi Valley Partners P.O. Box 1, Wabasha, MN 55981 Phone: 1-888-999-2619 Website: www.mississippi-river.org Additional Information: Mississippi Valley Partners (MVP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 for the purpose of promoting the communities along both sides of Lake Pepin, the largest lake on the Mississippi River. They also produce the Travel Planning Guide each year […]

Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

Lake City Chamber of Commerce 101 West Center Street, Lake City, Minnesota 55041 Phone: 1-651-345-4123 Website: lakecity.org Additional Information: The members of the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce are dedicated to working together, fostering a prosperous trade environment, and providing a unified voice for business in our community. Goals: To provide members with resources, […]

City of Lake City

Posted Posted in EDA Partners

City of Lake City 205 West Center Street, Lake City, Minnesota 55041 Phone: 1-651-345-5383 Website: ci.lake-city.mn.us Additional Information: The City of Lake City consists of all city departments, elected officials, and related boards and commissions and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city.

Pat Murphy

Posted Posted in EDA Team

Pat Murphy President, Chamber Representative, Revolving Loan Fund Committee, Joint Committee, Business Owner Pat Murphy brings an abundance of business knowledge and expertise to the Lake City Economic Development Authority. His experience, which ranges from the corporate business level to the grass-roots organizational level, has equipped him with a keen understanding of business models and […]

Kjellgren Alkire 2

Posted Posted in EDA Team

Kjellgren Alkire, Executive Director 205 West Center Street, Lake City, MN, 55041 Phone: 1-651-345-6808 Fax: 1-651-345-3208 Email: info@lakecityeda.com Kjellgren Alkire serves the Lake City EDA full-time.  He began in this position in July 2018. In his previous work as full-time university faculty, his areas of research included development of rural cultural capital, placemaking and public-private […]

Pepin Manufacturing

Posted Posted in Success Stories

Pepin Manufacturing, Inc. is the fast, friendly, and flexible solution to your specific product needs. Whether you are looking for medical electrodes or medical device components, lint rollers, our own Marfree™ Urethane, or custom contract converting/fabrication, Pepin Manufacturing has the solution. Since 1993 we at Pepin Manufacturing have been exceeding the expectations of our clients […]

Creative Minds of Lake City

Posted Posted in Success Stories

In the summer of 2011 Joan and Dean Kaartinen, naturalized citizens from Winnipeg Manitoba, decided to expand their horizons and open a business in downtown Lake City. Joan was already a proven arts and craft specialist and had many business contacts while working as a bartender at the Bronk’s Bar and Grill. They decided on opening […]