Economic Development Authority (EDA)


  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Ramsey Municipal Center - Council Chambers
    7550 Sunwood Drive NW
    Ramsey, MN 55303

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • Jim Steffen, Chair
  • Brian Burandt, Vice-Chair
  • Glen Hardin
  • Dominic Kanaventi
  • LeAnn Lambrecht
  • John LeTourneau, Council
  • Chris Riley, Council


The primary objective of the Economic Development Authority is to aid, assist and promote the growth and expansion of commercial, retail and industrial development in the City of Ramsey.

Annual Events

The Ramsey EDA hosts a Business Expo (April), a Business Appreciation Day/Golf Tournament (August) and Business Connection Meeting (November) annually. These events provide an effective channel of communication between the City and the local business community. The Business Expo draws 500 patrons and 50 businesses and takes place at The Fountains of Ramsey. The Business Appreciation Day begins with a golf tournament and concludes with a dinner and the induction of a Ramsey Business of the Year. The business connection meeting is an opportunity for local businesses to network over breakfast and enjoy a keynote speaker.

Annual Publications

Once every two months, the Ramsey EDA selects a local business for the Business Spotlight Article; which is published in the Ramsey Resident and is delivered to nearly 10,000 households. Annually, the Ramsey EDA selects a local business for "The Business of the Year" award. That award is presented at the Annual Business Appreciation Day event.

Economic Development Resources

View information on the City's economic development functions, available leasable space, for sale property, community profile and other resources visit the City's Economic Development page.