Benson – Minnesota
Benson is located about 130 miles west of the Twin Cities.
Benson is located along the Chippewa River and is the county seat for Swift County.
Hillary joined the CEDA team in February of 2020 as the Economic and Business Development Specialist for the City of Benson. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Prior to joining CEDA, Hillary worked as an accounting controller in the private sector. This experience has provided Hillary with familiarity and understanding of a multitude of financial scenarios.
Originally from Mayville, North Dakota, Hillary has a deep-rooted passion for rural communities. She looks forward to serving her community.
Laura joined the CEDA team in October 2023 as a Community and Business Development Specialist in the Cities of Benson and Murdock. She graduated from Mayville State University with a degree in Mathematics Education and decided after a decade of teaching to make a change. She grew up in a small town of Ada, MN in the Red River Valley where small-town development is key to the town’s survival. This knowledge and strong connection to her small town drives her passion for development in the communities she serves. She is excited to build strong relationships within her communities and help them thrive!
Laura lives outside of Benson with her husband and two young girls. If she is not watching some new show or movie on TV, she is playing with her kids outside or helping her husband with the cattle on his family farm.