About CEDA


Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) was established in 1986 as a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called the Southeastern Minnesota Development Corporation. In 2010, the agency responded to strong interest in its services beyond the original service territory and changed its name to CEDA to reflect our commitment to all of rural America. Today, CEDA serves all regions of Greater Minnesota, as well as Northeast Iowa.

Areas of Specialty

Board of Directors

Michael P. Tuohy, Chair – COO, TUOHY Furniture;  Chatfield, MN

Larry Anderson, Vice-Chair – President, Anderson Rural Network, LLC; Frost, MN

Gary Gooder, Secretary – President, Alum-Line Inc.; Cresco, IA

Bill Rohe, Treasurer – President, Rohe & Associates, LLC; Rochester MN

Brian Krambeer – President/CEO, MiEnergy; Rushford Village, MN, and Cresco, IA

Dwayne Lee – Director of Business Development, 504 Corporation; Rochester, MN

Richard Bodensteiner – Owner, Automated Equipment, LLC; Red Wing, MN

Erin Sparks – Economic Development Lead, Great River Energy; Maple Grove, MN

Jimmie-John King – Mayor, City of Stewartville, MN

Becca Sell – Business Advisor, Think Bank; Rochester, MN

Emeritus Board

The CEDA Emeritus Board is a committee of the Board of Directors. Board Members Emeritus have served on the Board of Directors with distinction and excellence, and individuals have participated in one or more of the organization’s activities (e.g., events, volunteerism, fundraising, government relations, networking, etc.). The Emeritus Board will meet annually to be provided organizational updates and input. The Emeritus Board has no minimum or maximum positions, length of appointment, or officers.

For more information, please contact CEDA CEO/President, Ron Zeigler, at 507-867-3164 or [email protected].


CEDA 2019 Annual Report – Spring 2020
Click below to watch CEDA’s Spring 2020 Annual Meeting that took place on May 21, 2020.

CEDA 2018 Annual Report – Spring 2019

CEDA 2017 Annual Report – Spring 2018

CEDA 2016 Annual Report – Spring 2017

CEDA 2015 Annual Report – Spring 2016

CEDA 2014 Annual Report – Spring 2015

CEDA 2013 Annual Report – Spring 2014

CEDA 2012 Annual Report – Spring 2013