Lake City Economic Development Authority

Luncheon touches on many subjects

May 23, 2019
People in attendance at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Luncheon May 17 heard about a broad swath of initiatives underway around the city from government, education, and non-profit leaders. From left are: Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger, Lake City Mayor Mark...

City bid for Hearth and Home expansion includes over $2 million in TIF financing

May 15, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday approved a tax increment financing (TIF) package worth over $2.3 million in an effort to pursuade Hearth and Home Technologies (HHT) to expand operations here rather than in Iowa or Pennsylvania. HHT is proposing to add 150,000 square feet to its 100,000 square...

Tickets available for chamber's next leader luncheon on May 17

May 8, 2019
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce will be holding a lunch and learn consisting of a panel of community leaders on Friday, May 17 at Port 104. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The purpose of the lunch and learn is keep community members and business owners informed and give them an overview of various...

Port authority process advances

Apr 17, 2019
Plans to convert Lake City’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to a port authority took a step forward April 8 when the city council approved an EDA request to seek state legislation that would allow the city to establish a port authority. If the legislation passes and becomes law, the city...

Watching the river rise in real time

Mar 28, 2019
In the summer the continuous video feed from a webcam at the Lake City Marina is a way to keep an eye on the comings and goings of the marina’s inner harbor. For the next few weeks people can use it to keep tabs on the rising river. The webcam project is a collaboration of the Lake City Chamber of...

Lake City EDA awarded VISTA position

Mar 28, 2019
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), has awarded four sites, including Lake City, to host full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members, a program that supports SMIF’s goal of creating economic vitality through...

EDA organizing trip to look at Northfield YMCA

Feb 14, 2019
The Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) is coordinating an information-gathering field trip to the Northfield YMCA this President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 18. A volunteer from Northfield will meet Lake City community members at 6 p.m. The tour is estimated to be less than an hour. The purpose...

Survey results give EDA data to work with

Dec 6, 2018
Editor’s note: A version of the following report is included in the latest utility bills sent out by Lake City Public Utilities. Over the last forty years, hundreds of citizens in Lake City, Minn., have seriously discussed building a community center. These conversations have happened during...

Zumbrota-Mazeppa students tour Hearth and Home

Oct 18, 2018
Zumbrota-Mazeppa high school students toured Hearth and Home on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 4, during Manufacturing Week. “We enjoyed hosting the students from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School. One of the highlights of Manufacturing Week is connecting with young adults to discuss available careers...

Luncheon, tour mark manufacturing week

Oct 18, 2018
Representatives of local manufacturers attended a luncheon in their honor Oct. 5 at The Jewel Golf Club. Attendees spent time engaging with our state representatives and local leaders to discuss what is going on in manufacturing and what the future looks like. State Rep. Barb Haley and State Sen...

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