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.

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EDA Members

Members Phone Number Term Expires
Chuck Klimmek 507-237-2066 12-2019
Doug Parrott 507-237-2524 12-2018
Steve Olmstead 507-237-4172 12-2020
Josh Klein – Council Rep. 952-484-1457  
Tom Homme – Council Rep. 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

Available Assistance to Businesses

The Gaylord EDA is pleased to offer local businesses access to the following incentives and information resources.

  • 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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