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

The goal of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation is to provide leadership, direction, coordination, and any other services to advance the cause of economic development activities in Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas.  

The VHEDC has the expertise and resources to help you grow your business in Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas. Browse our website for more information about our confidential services.

Upcoming VHEDC Events

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VHEDC Mixer: Thursday, August 20th at Tria Restaurant from 4:30-6:30pm

St. Croix Crossing Boat Tour with MnDOT Engineer: Wed., September 23

Fall Business Luncheon featuring Angie Bastian                 (Founder of BoomChickaPop) 

Thursday, October 1 at Dellwood Country Club

Entrepreneurs: Bring the Boom!

2015 Keith Warner Memorial Golf Tournament

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came and joined us for a great day! 

Funds raised supported WBL Relay for Life 

and a newly established VHEDC Business Education Partnership Fund. 

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

Investor Spotlight
Erickson, Bell, Beckman, & Quinn, P.A.

In addition to serving as City Attorney for the City of Vadnais Heights, the law firm of Erickson, Bell, Beckman & Quinn, P.A. also helps individual and business clients solve unexpected problems—and to prevent them through proper planning. The firm was founded in 1962, and its experience is written in a half century of court cases, business deals, real estate developments, and the revival stories of hundreds of injured workers and families dealing with loss.

The seven attorneys at EBBQ have over 125 combined years of experience in employment law, workers’ compensation, personal injury, alternative dispute resolution, ERISA litigation, municipal law, criminal law, real estate transactions, wills and trusts, and business law, among other areas.

EBBQ is excited to announce the recent addition of attorney Erich J. S. Hartmann.  Mr. Hartmann is in his fifth year of practice in the areas of wills and trusts, probate, real estate, municipal law, and business law. Prior to beginning his private practice, Mr. Hartmann gained invaluable real estate knowledge and experience by working as a law clerk at the Ramsey County Title Examiner’s Office and at Home Line, the Minnesota residential tenant advocacy group.

Mr. Hartmann enjoys helping his clients achieve their goals by using the law as a remedy instead of an ailment. His business perspective comes in part from his experience managing the successful branding and marketing of a startup manufacturer of skatepark equipment. Mr. Hartmann’s work ethic was forged on the farms of rural Carver County, Minnesota, where he picked rock and baled hay for neighboring farmers in his youth. Although seemingly irrelevant to the practice of law, the willingness to toil all day in the face of adversity means that Mr. Hartmann will not back down from a challenge.

One challenge he enjoys is helping business owners create succession plans that minimize taxes and support future business and family goals. Especially with closely held companies, the business is like a baby to the business owner, and partners and staff are often like family—and sometimes they actually are family. Ensuring that the business family and biological family are taken care of in all circumstances is not necessarily easier than picking rock, but Mr. Hartmann says it usually involves fewer cuts and bruises.

In his free time, Mr. Hartmann enjoys fly-tying, fly-fishing, hunting, archery, camping, backpacking, canoeing, reading, writing, and spending time with his two boys, Jasper and Lars, and their German shepherd and chocolate lab.

Inaugural Edition of the Vadnais Heights Business Directory & Community Profile

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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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