WHO WE ARE

CEDA’s mission is to serve as a locally governed support team of professionals providing ideas and capacity building for rural economic regeneration and revitalization. Our goal is to help people of rural communities control their own economic destinies.

CEDA is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit agency headquartered in Chatfield, MN. Our 30+ employees are currently serving communities, businesses, and residents throughout Greater Minnesota and Northeast Iowa.

If you are part of a rural municipality in need of developing or in need of funding a community development project–or if you own a business seeking to start, expand, or relocate–then you have come to the right place for assistance.

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CEDA CONTRACTS + CONTACTS BY LOCATION

CEDA currently serves the following counties:

CEDA currently serves the following cities:

CEDA CORPORATE OFFICE

CEDA Headquarters

1500 South Highway 52
PO Box 483
Chatfield, Minnesota 55923
507-867-3164
[email protected]

Area We Serve

Map of CEDA Locations

CEDA serves six counties and 40 cities in Greater Minnesota, plus Howard County, Iowa, to assist with their economic and community development needs, from in-house economic development staffing to special projects and grant administration.

 

CEDA’s seven counties house 71 cities, of which 21 cities are also contracted directly with CEDA. In 12 other MN counties, CEDA has an additional 16 city contracts. In sum, CEDA’s regular (Community Support) territory spans 19 counties and 87 cities throughout MN and IA. Omitting overlap, a low estimate of 214,392 people live in these areas directly and regularly served by CEDA.

 Updated Nov. 13, 2020

 

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOUR 2020

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TESTIMONIALS

WORKING WITH CEDA PROVIDES US WITH THE PROACTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT WE NEED. IN ADDITION TO OUR CONTRACTED CEDA STAFF, WE HAVE ACCESS TO A BROAD NETWORK OF EXPERTISE WITHIN CEDA AND BEYOND. OUR INVESTMENT IN CEDA HAS LEVERAGED RESOURCES AND SPURRED PRIVATE INVESTMENT TO CREATE NEW STANDARDS FOR OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE.

Sarah Schroeder
Mayor, Spring Grove, MN


CEDA GRANT WRITERS TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND NOT ONLY THE GRANT ITSELF AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS, BUT ALSO OUR BUSINESS AND THE IMPACTS OF THE GRANT ON OUR BUSINESS AND CLIENTS. COMBINE THIS WITH CEDA’S ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND PROFESSIONALISM, AND IT BECOMES EASY TO SEE WHY WE CONTINUALLY CHOOSE CEDA AS OUR PARTNER.

Darren Moser
Chief Financial Officer, AcenTek


CEDA  OFFERS THE CITY OF ST. CHARLES BOTH A COST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT APPROACH TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THE NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIPS THAT OUR CEDA REPRESENTATIVE MAKES GOES WELL BEYOND THE CITY LIMITS AND EXCEEDS THE SCOPE OF SERVICES WE CONTRACT FOR.

Nick Koverman
City Administrator, St. Charles, MN

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