About VHEDC

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Over 30 years strong: 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.

The VHEDC is a private, non-profit organization established to further economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights and the northeast metro area. Unlike most economic development agencies, the VHEDC is independent of any governmental entity.

The VHEDC is comprised of local business leaders who are focused on creating new job opportunities, retaining existing jobs, and expanding the tax base of our area. Businesses invest in the organization both with their financial commitment as well as service on committees.

“Local businesses in Vadnais Heights appreciate the direction the VHEDC has taken based on Board Members and Ling Becker’s forward-looking and inspiring dedication to learning. This organization is a must for progressive, business leaders. The VHEDC Board brings the collaborative team spirit that any business and community organization would love to have supporting the local businesses.”
Robert Du Fresne, President Du Fresne Manufacturing

What We Do

Offer

Offer

opportunities to network, gain business education, and serve the community

Lead

Lead

partnerships in conjunction with other economic development partners

Serve

Serve

as a conduit for business resources at local, regional, and state levels

Advocate

Advocate

for local business concerns, and speaking as a unified voice

Facilitate

Facilitate

business
expansion
and
retention

Promote

Promote

Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas

Encourage

Encourage

improvements in infrastructure necessary for economic growth

Support

Support

workforce and training efforts that benefit the area

Listen

Listen

and respond to local business concerns with confidentiality

Celebrate

Celebrate

business achievement with annual business awards

We’re Committed to You

The organization’s mission is overseen by a board of directors representing a cross-section of industries and organizations from throughout the northeast metro. The VHEDC’s Executive Director is the primary point person for the organization and works to carry out the directive of the board as well as all the investors of the VHEDC>

The VHEDC’s Executive Director meets regularly with city and other government officials to assist with new development projects. Our organization works closely with local, regional, and state financial resources. We assist with site selection services while serving as a conduit for business connections for businesses desiring to grow or expand in the area.

The VHEDC encourages new investors to be active in the organization. By working on one or more of our committees, a business can have a great impact on the issues.

We Work With Everyone

Whether you’re a citizen or a business owner, we want to help you have greater job opportunities and consumer choices. Here are just a few of the people we work with:

  • Existing businesses who wish to expand or renovate
  • Businesses wishing to locate in our area
  • Government
  • Bank leaders
  • Anyone who understands the value of growing and expanding businesses
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