"The VHEDC is a private, non-profit organization established to further economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights, MN and surrounding areas." 


The VHEDC provides an important conduit of information and resources for the business community of Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas.  We focus on attracting new business opportunities to the region as well as assisting in the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Forming and fostering key relationships with partner organizations is one of the strongest assets that VHEDC brings to the community.

VHEDC:  What's in a name?

The VHEDC was founded in 1984 by a group of community and business leaders concerned about the economic growth of Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas


  • Offer opportunities for local business leaders to network, gain business education, and occasions to join together in community service opportunities
  • Advocate for local economic development: offering confidential, centralized business resources to key business and government contacts 
  • Provide insights on local real estate, business financing, marketing, and other business related trends and resources
  • Encourage business expansion and retention by helping to facilitate projects
  • Connect economic development prospects to community resources
  • Promote Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas with a positive business image
  • Encourage improvement of infrastructure necessary for economic growth
  • Support workforce and training efforts that benefit the area

Smith Micro Tech Becomes Impact Group

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In the IT world, change and progress are constant factors. Technology continues to improve 

We are always adapting to external changes, and now we have some exciting internal changes as well.at an impressive pace and IT companies need to be flexible and have the ability to offer new services in order to succeed. Smith Micro Technologies is an IT services company that has been based in Vadnais Heights since it was founded over thirty-five years ago. 

About six months ago, Smith Micro Technologies was purchased by another local IT consulting firm, Impact Group.  Impact Group has been doing business in the Twin Cities area for the past twenty years. Their focus has been on project management placement and senior level consulting services as well as many others. Impact Group built a relationship with Smith Micro Technologies by reaching out to Smith Micro Technologies many times when Impact Group projects called for certain services where they needed a partnership. Over time, Impact Group realized synergies and significant benefits in being able to offer a full package of IT services which resulted in the acquisition of Smith Micro Technologies in May of 2014.

The two companies have been merged into one entity, Impact Group.  We are retiring the Smith Micro Technologies name, but all of the same great people are still here and we are still based out of the same office in Vadnais Heights. This merger allows us to offer a more robust and complete suite of services. Some of our new service offerings range from managed IT services, project management, and IT strategy and consulting services.  Impact Group can support many of your IT related projects.  We also have a 24x7x365 service/help desk that is based right here in Vadnais Heights with native English speaking operators with bilingual capabilities. Additionally, our partnerships include world class leading technology companies like Microsoft, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Crash Plan and more. This allows us to offer our customers best in class solutions in both software and hardware. We can service and retire your laptops, desktops, and printers as well. Impact Group can take care of all of your IT needs from procurement to asset retirement.

The name has changed, but the focus on customer service and delivery remains our top priority. We have a long and positive history of working within the Vadnais Heights community and we look forward to continuing that under the Impact Group name.

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THANK YOU for doing business in Vadnais Heights & the surrounding areas!  

We are glad you are here, and we want you to grow here!  

Whether you're a start-up researching the market for your product or service or a manufacturer looking to retrain employees, the VHEDC can help your business grow.  

Did you know?  The VHEDC has a business retention program designed to provide support to businesses of the VHEDC. By visiting local businesses, we are able to find out what is really happening in our economy, discover any trends that need to be addressed, and report this data back to our community leaders.  

 Contact us if you want to talk!

Invest in the Future TODAY! 

The Board of the Directors of the VHEDC is proud to announce changing our supporters from members to INVESTORS.  Focusing on the long term vitality of the business environment of Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas, we invite you to be a be a part of the future by investing today.

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The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation, with the support of the City of Vadnais Heights, is developing an FIRST EVER annual magazine that highlights the vibrant business community in our community. 

The magazine will be distributed through real estate offices, medical offices, hotels/hospitality facilities, city offices and more throughout the year. 

The content will feature articles on our business, hospitality, medical, manufacturing, and auto sale communities.

The magazine will include detailed business listings for ALL businesses in Vadnais Heights.  

This guide will be over 50 pages, full-color, glossy, 8.5 by 11 piece will be fully comprehensive of businesses in Vadnais Heights as well as VHEDC members. 

All VHEDC investors (previously called members) will receive 25% off listed ad prices to be a part of this publication. 

We anticipate year round distribution of approximately ~5000 copies.


Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation
Address: 800 East County Road E
Phone: 651-485-9532
Email: lingbecker@gmail.com
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