Special meetings are occasionally called.
It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.
All EDA meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on the City of Northfield's website. If you would like to view a meeting, copies of the meeting are available on DVD by request. Email the Community Development Office or call 507-645-3059 for more information.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Application and Membership Requirements
The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a six-year term. Members are restricted to three terms. Members do not receive monetary compensation.
The mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in economic development and commercial and industrial (re)development, along with willingness to serve and background.
Applications are available for download or by contacting the City Clerk at:
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
The City of Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA), created in 1991, seeks to improve the economic condition of Northfield. Focusing on appropriate commercial and industrial development, the EDA works to establish a higher tax base and additional job opportunities for the citizens of Northfield. The EDA provides resources and tools, including loans and grants, to support this kind of development.
The Economic Development Authority proposed amendments to their enabling resolution at a public hearing held December 13, 2011, before the City Council. At the City Council meeting held December 13, 2011, they approved Resolution #2011-131, amending the enabling resolution for the Economic Development Authority.