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.

Business Profile: Aspect Automation

By |2018-08-12T19:31:50+00:00August 12th, 2018|News|

This summer, Aspect Automation is celebrating its tenth anniversary ... and next summer they’ll celebrate their seventieth! Although that may seem confusing, Aspect grew out of local manufacturing pioneer Remmele Engineering, founded in 1949, and remains dedicated to the same values, commitment to customers, and leading-edge technology that has been its core since the very [...]

VHEDC GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Internship Program Celebrates Successful Second Year

By |2018-07-25T21:24:34+00:00July 25th, 2018|Genz News, News|

On Monday, July 23, a class of eight White Bear Lake High School Manufacturing Pathways students were honored for the successful completion of their paid, summer internships with eight NE Metro Industry Partners (manufacturing firms). In attendance, with the students and their families – at Jimmy’s Event Center in Vadnais Heights – were Ramsey County [...]

VHEDC, White Bear Center of for the Arts and Horses & Horsepower, LLC., Launch Upcoming Luxury Car and Fine Art Show

By |2018-07-18T08:09:59+00:00July 18th, 2018|Events, Images|

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) is partnering with Horses & Horsepower, LLC, and the White Bear Center for the Arts to host a first of its kind Luxury Car & Fine Art Show in the east metro area. This event will showcase over 50 rare and exotic cars including models such as Aston [...]

NE Metro Collaboration: WBAEFS & Cummins Sales and Service

By |2018-06-20T09:30:31+00:00June 20th, 2018|News|

Andrea Kish-Bailey, Executive Director for White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, says, “Over the last several years nonprofits have become more visible in their communities. Local organizations like WBAEFS, Merrick, Solid Ground, Lakeshore Players, and a multitude of others participate at community events – like BEARly Open, Marketfest, Manitou Days and Farmers’ Markets – in [...]

NE Metro Collaboration: WBLAEF & Hallberg Engineering

By |2018-06-18T07:49:45+00:00June 18th, 2018|News|

Businesses and nonprofits partnerships make more vibrant communities Since its founding in 1993, White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation has supported White Bear Lake Area School District 624 by administering grants, fellowships and scholarships for teachers and students, as well as an Angel Fund for families with special economic needs. Dawn Hank, WBLAEF Executive Director, [...]

Student manufacturing program awarded by state organization

By |2018-06-13T08:51:53+00:00June 12th, 2018|Genz News|

From the Vadnais Heights Press: Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) received the 2018 Partnership Award from the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) earlier this month for its Gen Z Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing program. Read More

Businesses, students celebrate manufacturing career dreams

By |2018-06-13T08:56:57+00:00June 12th, 2018|Genz News|

From the Vadnais Heights Press: VADNAIS HEIGHTS—A four-week manufacturing career summer program ended with four smiling students and four smiling business representatives at Jimmy’s Event Center Aug. 1 “Manufacturing is kind of the bread and butter of our community,” said Ling Becker, executive director of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC), which supported [...]

VHEDC Announces New Partnership with Shipthrifty! 

By |2018-06-07T12:00:35+00:00June 7th, 2018|News|

Now Available on the VHEDC Website: Convenient Shipping, Amazing Prices, and Unparalleled Simplicity. We are really excited about being able to offer you shipping services. We continually look at ways to add more value for area businesses and through our partnership with Shipthrifty.com, we can offer you the convenience of shipping right from our website while saving [...]

Comcast Announced as Sponsoring Partner of VHEDC’s Award-Winning GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Program

By |2018-06-13T10:21:30+00:00June 5th, 2018|News|

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) announced Comcast Corporation has granted $5,000 to VHEDC for the 2018 GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing summer internship program. Comcast Corporation (headquartered in Philadelphia, PA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the [...]