Farmington, Minnesota

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Economic Development Authority

The city's Economic Development Authority (EDA) promotes the retention and expansion of existing businesses while attracting new businesses to the community in order to promote a diversified tax base, job opportunities, and convenient shopping for residents. The EDA is comprised of two City Council members, two Independent School District 192 School Board members, and three residents who meet monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers. In order to serve, you must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Farmington. Visit the Boards and Commissions page for an application to serve. 

Mission Statement

Farmington is commerce friendly, responsive, and innovative in the realm of economic development. The Economic Development Authority’s mission is to market Farmington as one of Minnesota’s most desirable cities to open a business.

Vision Statement

The Economic Development Authority’s vision is to improve the economic vitality of the city of Farmington and to enhance the overall quality of life by creating partnerships, fostering employment opportunities, promoting workforce housing, and expanding the tax base through development and redevelopment.

The EDA's Top Priorities

  • Business Retention and Expansion

  • Business Recruitment

  • Marketing