Opportunities in North St. Paul

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Economic Development Authority (EDA) works in concert with the City Council to achieve a shared vision of building a strong, adaptive local economy, and has the following tasks:

  • Set a strategic vision for economic development as framed in the
    Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
  • Define and guide a tactical economic development agenda
  • Brand and market our City to internal and external audiences
  • Retain and expand current businesses
  • Attract new businesses and consumers to North St. Paul
  • Strengthen existing businesses with local and regional resources, training and support

The Redevelopment Master Plan was created through a collaborative effort involving the Economic Development Authority (EDA), Planning Commission, and the City Council.


  • Second Tuesday of the month
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Online via Zoom and in the Council Chambers at City Hall


  • Robert Dew, Chair (January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024)
  • Terry Furlong, Vice Chair (January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025)
  • Kevin Fuller, Member (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023)
  • Tom Schifsky, Member (January 1, 2023 through February 28, 2023)
  • Archie Vickerman, Member (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023)
  • John Monge, Mayor (January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2026)
  • Brandy Howe, Treasurer/Community Development Director
  • Tim Cole, Council representative
  • Brett Garry, North St. Paul Business Association representative