Eyota Economic Strategic Planning Funded by the EDA and Alliant Energy’s Grant Funds

Article by: Cathy Enerson

The Eyota EDA and City Council recently invested time and capital to jointly create an economic strategic plan for the City of Eyota.  The purpose of the plan was to determine which of the original seventeen, community driven, economic development projects the City of Eyota would feasibly develop in the next several years. Some of which may get a financial boost from the Rochester half percent sales tax dollars.

The work plan provides the City with a timeline for each project, and determines the responsible parties and collaborating organization that will be used to facilitate each of the projects.

During several planning sessions the seventeen projects were condensed, and or combined into six projects that will lead to increased jobs, increased tax base, and community development.