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.

NE Metro Collaboration: WBAEFS & Cummins Sales and Service

By | 2018-06-20T09:30:31+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Meet VHEDC Summer Intern: Sophia Schmidt

By | 2018-06-11T20:11:35+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|News|

My name is Sophia Schmidt and I am the 2018 summer intern for the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation. I am This fall, I will be a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am studying Community and Nonprofit Leadership, Biology, and Global Health. I am interested in community development and have worked with [...]

VHEDC Announces 2018 GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Industry Partners

By | 2018-06-13T10:22:32+00:00 May 30th, 2018|News|

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) announced the industry partners who will participate in the 2018 GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing summer internship program. The businesses are: SCHWING America, Mold Craft, Renstrom Dental Studios, Pace Industries, LasX Industries, Superior Machine, The Specialty Mfg Co, and Team Vantage. Each business will host four White [...]

Mold Craft Grants Funds to VHEDC to Advance Award-Winning Gen Z Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Program

By | 2018-05-22T20:11:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|News|

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Mold Craft – an award-winning custom injection mold manufacturer – presented a $3,000 to Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) for the expansion of the Gen Z Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing program. The funds were recently granted to Mold Craft from the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), which includes [...]