"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 to network, gain business education, and serve the community
  • Lead partnerships with other economic development partners
  • Serve as a conduit for business resources at local, regional, and state levels
  • Advocate for local business concerns, speaking as a unified voice
  • Provide insights into real estate, financing, marketing/business trends
  • Facilitate business expansion and retention
  • Promote Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas
  • Encourage improvements in infrastructure necessary for economic growth
  • Support workforce and training efforts that benefit the area
  • Listen and respond to local business concerns with confidentiality
  • Celebrate business achievement with annual business awards

Summit Orthopedics Destination Experience in Vadnais Heights

For more than a quarter of a century, Summit Orthopedics has served Twin Cities communities with compassionate and comprehensive orthopedic care.  Summit’s group of 40+ specialty-trained orthopedic physicians at 14 clinics throughout the east metro provides a full spectrum of preventative, medical, and rehabilitative care.

With a nearly 69,000 square-foot footprint, Summit’s Vadnais Heights facility provides a full continuum of care at a single destination. Medical services include clinical consultation, diagnostic care with advanced digital x-ray and MRI imaging, same-day state-of-the-art surgery, luxurious private post-surgical Care Suites, bracing and orthotics resources,rehabilitation facilities, and walk-in clinic care through OrthoQUICK. Staffed by orthopedic-trained medical professionals, Summit provides the most advanced conservative and progressive treatments for bone, tendon, ligament, muscle and joint conditions. Patients are greeted with complementary valet parking, a sheltered drop-off area, and concierge services in the reception area. There is even a café offering a delicious menu and made-to-order coffee drinks.

When patients need walk-in care without a long wait, the OrthoQUICK walk-in clinic is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day. Orthopedic specialty-trained staff provide treatment for foot and ankle, knee, hand and wrist, elbow, hip, shoulder, sports medicine, joint preservation and restoration, and spine. Patients can also receive an X-Ray or MRI right in clinic. Additional services include hand and physical therapy, bracing and orthotics, and guided injection procedures. Whether arthritis pain or a sprained ankle is getting in the way of a healthy, active life, the orthopedic experts in Vadnais Heights are ready to support patient goals for recovery.

“Health care is more consumer-driven than ever before,” explains Adam Berry, chief executive officer of Summit Orthopedics. “We are focused on making the patient the center of everything we do. At our Vadnais Heights facility, we expand the services we provide to our patients and make comprehensive orthopedic care extremely accessible.”

Summit’s physician leaders wanted to create an experience that led the market in medical innovation. They transformed the way total joint replacements were performed, making the experience safer while providing it at a lower cost, with better results.

Certain orthopedic surgeries, like total joint replacements, were once exclusively performed in an inpatient hospital environment. Now, these surgeries can be done as a same-day surgery at Summit’s Vadnais Heights Surgery Center, followed by a comfortable stay in the Care Suites located on the same floor. The 23-hour ambulatory surgery center features advanced technology and imaging capabilities, allowing for sophisticated, minimally invasive procedures including total knee and hip replacements and cervical disc replacement.

Following surgery, beautifully appointed Care Suites surround patients with the support they need and the comfort they deserve. Located steps from the surgical suite, Care Suites are designed to give patients post-surgical support and accelerated patient recovery in a luxury hotel-type environment. The Care Suites serve as a transition between the surgery center and home, and provide specialized nursing and therapy to set patients up for the greatest success following surgery.

Summit understands that the support of family and friends is a critical part of successful recovery. Care Suites patients and their families enjoy spacious accommodations and an onsite concierge to assist with patient and family needs. Hospitality-grade amenities include a tuck-away Murphy bed for family or friends, luxury linens, and a private bath stocked with soft robes and L’Occitane soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and shower gels. Patients receive in-room therapy sessions with orthopedic-trained physical therapists, on-site individualized nursing care, and nutritious catered meals.

The Secure Tracks physical therapy system at the Vadnais Heights Center is the first to be installed in the Midwest. The ceiling-mounted monorail system is designed to safely support accelerated patient recovery following surgery. Summit’s physical therapy programs incorporate evidence-based techniques that safely maximize surgical outcomes.

Summit Orthopedics was founded on a vision to bring comprehensive orthopedic care to the Twin Cities community. Our Vadnais Heights Center is dedicated to medical innovation, quality of care, and to exceeding the expectations of our patients. Whether our patients are maintaining a healthy diet, finding ways to stay safely active, or listening to their body when they feel fatigued or sore, Summit’s Vadnais Heights Center is here to provide knowledge, answer questions, and offer expert medical treatment. We are committed to supporting a healthy and active lifestyle for our Vadnais Heights community, one patient at a time.


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!

Spring Business Luncheon

featuring Regional Economist 

Toby Madden

Mr. Madden, Regional Economist for the Federal Reserve, will be speaking on:

"Where will we get the workers?"

Thursday, March 26, 2015

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

North Oaks Golf Club

$175.00 for table for 8

$25.00 individual ticket

$250.00  Educational Sponsor  (table of students and educators from local school)

$500.00 Lunch Sponsorship


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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Upcoming events

04 Mar 2015 7:30 AM • TBD
10 Mar 2015 7:30 AM • Country Inn and Suites, Vadnais Heights
26 Mar 2015 11:30 AM • North Oaks Golf Club (54 East Oaks Road, North Oaks, MN 55127)

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2014 Keith Warner Standards of Excellence Award Recipients

This annual honor is bestowed on area businesses who have shown a singular degree of excellence in the areas of business success, philanthropy and community spirit.


This annual honor is bestowed on area businesses who have shown a singular degree of excellence in the areas of business success, philanthropy and community spirit.

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