Economic Development Authority
The City Council acts as the EDA (Champlin Economic Development Authority). The EDA meets as needed prior to the regular City Council meeting. EDA meetings are cablecast live on Channel 16.
In December 1993, the Champlin City Council adopted an enabling resolution establishing an Economic Development Authority (EDA) under Minnesota Statutes Section 469. The Champlin EDA is designed to preserve and create jobs, enhance the City's tax base, promote the general welfare of the people of the City and assume primary responsibility for development activities within the City. The EDA is governed by a board of five commissioners also serving as members of the City Council.
Over the past ten years, the Champlin EDA has played a role in numerous developments including the creation of the Elm Creek Business Center (109th Avenue and Highway 169), Park Ridge Business Park (Ensign Avenue and Champlin Drive), the Champlin Ice Forum, Mill Pond Gables and the Super Target & Lifetime Fitness developments to name a few. Currently, the Champlin EDA is pursuing the redevelopment of the Mississippi Commons (West River Road and Highway 169) and Gateway (Miller Road and Highway 169) areas.
The EDA Board of Commissioners typically meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. For more information, contact John W. Cox, EDA Executive Director at (763) 923-7104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.