Economic Development

Services: Economic Development Authorities

Contact: Holly Hansen, Community Development Director

Address: 1307 Cloquet Ave , Cloquet, MN 55720

Phone: 218.879.2507 ext.4

Email: hhansen@cloquetmn.gov

Description:

The mission of the Cloquet Economic Development Authority (EDA) is to take an active role in attracting new businesses to the community, retaining existing businesses, assisting businesses with expansion, and enabling rehabilitation and/or redevelopment of areas within the community. The goal of work activities by the EDA is to grow the local economy through focused efforts that stimulate economic investment and grow prosperity in the Cloquet region.

The Cloquet EDA is a public body governed by Mn. Stat. 469 and enabling resolution by the Cloquet City Council. The membership of the EDA is composed of seven (7) members, including five (5) at-large and two (2) Council members who are appointed by the City Council. The EDA meets monthly and is a seven-member volunteer commission, provide the community platform for local economic discussion and decision making.

The Cloquet EDA has staff support from the through the Community Development Department, with the Director of Community Development acting as the Cloquet EDA Director. The Cloquet EDA meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00am in the Cloquet City Hall Council Chambers.

MEMBER POSITION AFFILIATION/OCCUPATION TERM EXPIRES
Shelia Lamb Commissioner City Councilor Term Expires 12/31/22
Steve Micke Commissioner Cloquet Insurance Council Term 12/31/24
Ross Peterson Commissioner Cloquet Banking Term Expires 12/31/20
Mike Schultz Commissioner Cloquet Large Industry Term Expires 12/31/19
Russ Smith Commissioner Business Investor Term Expires 12/31/22
John Riihiluoma Commissioner Cloquet Construction Trades Term Expires 12/31/19
Lara Wilkinson Commissioner City Councilor Council Term 12/31/22

The EDA meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall.

Cloquet Economic Development Authority serves the Northland, Arrowhead, Duluth MN Superior WI MSA, and Carlton county areas.