Gaylord EDA

The Economic Development Authority (EDA) advises the City Council regarding economic development, housing, and redevelopment matters, and exercises certain powers as authorized by the Council.

The EDA Board is comprised of five commissioners, appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council, serving staggered six-year terms of office. Two commissioners must be members of the Gaylord City Council. Members shall either reside, own property, or be employed within the municipality of Gaylord.


EDA Members


EDA Director

Lindsey Burns

Jeremiah Williams / 507-219-8982

Scott Amorim / 507-237-2897

Lynn Grochow/Council Member / 507-380-9636

Scott Kuphal/Council Member / 507-993-7910

Regular Meetings

The EDA meets every second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Annual Meetings

The annual EDA meeting is held the second Monday of January at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

EDA Packets

  • Tax Increment Financing

  • Tax Abatement

  • EDA Revolving Loan Funds

  • Down Payment Assistance Program

  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Financial and Technical Assistance

  • USDA: Rural Business Cooperative Service, Business, and Industry Guarantee Program

  • Technical Assistance – Gaylord EDA

  • Job Training

  • Small Business Development Loan Program (DEED)

  • Industrial Revenue Bonds

  • Minnesota Investment Fund

  • SBA Loan/Grant

  • Minnesota Business Finance Corp

  • Incentives for Disadvantaged Persons

  • Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development

  • Online Resource – A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesta (FREE)

  • Online Resource – SBA Free Online Business Course

  • Free Business Consulting Services

  • Free Business Counciling: Minnesota Small Business Development Centers

Economic Profile

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Resource Profile for Economic Growth