Economic Development Authority (EDA)


The primary objective of the Economic Development Authority is to aid, assist and promote the growth and expansion of commercial, retail and industrial development in the City of Ramsey.


  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Ramsey Municipal Center - Council Chambers
    7550 Sunwood Drive NW
    Ramsey, MN 55303
  • Meetings can be viewed at

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • Scott Wiyninger, Chair (Term ends 3/31/2028)
  • Shanna Stewart, Vice-Chair (Term ends 3/31/2026) 
  • William MacLennan (Term ends 3/31/2027)
  • Rachal Johnson (Term ends 3/31/2024)
  • Brittany Lindahl (Term ends 3/31/2029) 
  • Chelsee Howell, City Council 
  • Chris Riley, City Council 

Annual Events

The Ramsey EDA hosts a Business Expo (April), a Business Appreciation Day/Golf Tournament (August), and a Business Networking Breakfast (February) annually. These events provide an effective communication channel between the City and the local business community. The Business Expo draws 300+ patrons and over 50 businesses. The Business Appreciation Day begins with a golf tournament and concludes with a dinner and award presentation to a Ramsey Business of the Year. The Business Networking Breakfast is a morning for local businesses to network and enjoy a keynote speaker.


Every two months, the Ramsey EDA selects a local business for the Business Spotlight Article, published in the Ramsey Resident (City newsletter) and delivered to approximately 11,000 households. 

Business of the Year

Annually, the Ramsey EDA selects a local business for the Business of the Year award. That award is presented at the Annual Business Appreciation Day event.

Economic Development Resources

To view information on the City’s economic development functions, available leasable space, for sale property, community profile and other resources, visit the City’s Economic Development page.