About Ling Becker

As the VHEDC’s Executive Director, Ling 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.

She meets regularly with city and other government officials to assist with new development projects.

VHEDC Announces New Partnership with UpTurnships

By | 2017-12-10T07:33:01+00:00 December 10th, 2017|News|

The VHEDC is entering into strategic partnership with UpTurnships beginning in 2018. UpTurnships, created in 2014,  is a nonprofit that prepares under-resourced college students for success through training, coaching and paid internships during college. UpTurnships works with area colleges to recruit candidates, prepare them for the work experience, and provides professional development and mentoring throughout the [...]

Debby Gustafson, Twin Cities Metro CDC Vice President & Senior Loan Officer, is new President of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation

By | 2017-12-06T17:15:10+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|

The VHEDC Board of Directors elected its 2018 officers and approved the ballot results of its new Board of Directors at their 2017 Annual Meeting held on December 6, 2018. Directors are elected to two-year terms, and they meet monthly to foster, develop and implement creative networking, business development and positive outcomes for the business [...]


By | 2017-11-27T16:49:37+00:00 November 27th, 2017|News|

November 27, 2017. Saint Paul, Minnesota. MGC Diagnostics Corporation, (Nasdaq: MGCD) a global medical technology company (“MGCD”), announced it has agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Altus Capital Partners, Inc. (“Altus”). Altus is a private equity firm that makes control investments in middle market manufacturing businesses. Altus will acquire all outstanding shares of MGCD [...]

AFSA Students Meet BestPrep Mentors at HealthEast

By | 2017-11-27T05:16:14+00:00 November 27th, 2017|News|

As a part of the BestPrep Mentorship program, 42 HealthEast employees email weekly with students from AFSA High School located in Vadnais Heights.  The students learn from their mentors about different career and education paths and hone their emailing skills. Last week, they met in person at St. Joseph's Hospital. After an energetic conversation, the [...]

Industrial, Lease, Vadnais Heights, MN – Great Fenced-In Outdoor Storage Area

By | 2017-11-22T07:53:23+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Featured Properties|

2,760 SF Available 1/2 Warehouse Multi-tenant industrial building with drive-in doors and great fenced in outdoor storage. Building was built in 1984 and had new roof added in 2008. This space has fantastic new offices and would be perfect for contractors, etc. Easy access to I-694 and I-35 E, across from Buerkle Honda. Fanum Road [...]

HealthEast Vadnais Heights Clinic Groundbreaking

By | 2017-11-20T14:30:15+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News|

Vadnais Heights will be home to a new HealthEast Clinic. The clinic will be located on the corner of Highway 96 and Oak Grove Parkway. This HealthEast’s primary care clinic will occupy the majority of the 18,000 sq. foot building. Construction will start this fall and HealthEast will relocate their existing Vadnais Heights practice to [...]

Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation Business Award Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

By | 2017-12-10T06:59:40+00:00 November 15th, 2017|News|

The VHEDC Annual Dinner celebrated a year of hard work and the vitality of the Vadnais Heights and Northeast Metro business community. Business Award winners are either located in Vadnais Heights or are VHEDC investing businesses. Additionally, the award-winners demonstrate strong commitment to social responsibility and exemplify strong community involvement. The 2017 Award Winners are: [...]

Meet our Midtern™, Gina Schmidt!

By | 2017-11-06T09:20:53+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News|

My name is Gina Schmidt and I am proud to be joining your organization, and assisting executive director Ling Becker, with a ‘mid-termship’ position.  While I am transitioning my career, I would like to lend my skills and experience to support the mission of VHEDC and look forward to acquiring meaningful community connections.  My role [...]

Xcel Energy recognized as a top company and best employer by Forbes magazine

By | 2017-11-04T19:45:38+00:00 November 4th, 2017|News|

Minneapolis October 31, 2017—Xcel Energy, headquartered in Minneapolis, has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the World’s Top Regarded Companies and one of the World’s Best Employers. Forbes’ World’s Top Regarded Companies Of the 2,000 public companies considered, Xcel Energy was among 250 that earned a place on Forbes’ Global 2000: World’s Top [...]

Twin Cities Metro (TCM) CDC Awards Annual Lender Awards

By | 2017-11-04T19:36:50+00:00 November 4th, 2017|News|

TCM awarded its Annual Lender Awards at its Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 26th held at Hennepin Made, an independent glass studio creating lighting and other modern designs for retailers and designers. The event also featured HeadFlyer Brewing, a recently opened brewery and taproom, located in the Beltrami neighborhood in NE Minneapolis. In attendance included [...]