Legislative Priorities

Minnesota State CapitolOur legislative policies are shaped by members’ unique experience and understanding of the tools and tactics that are most effective in positioning and marketing Minnesota as a location for corporate, small business, housing and community investment. Economic developers generally focus on financing, marketing and implementation for:
  • Developing public infrastructure
  • Facilitating business expansion and job creation and retention
  • Undertaking redevelopment
  • Marketing our communities’ benefits as a fine place to locate a business and live
  • Attracting, training and mobilizing a skilled local workforce
  • Addressing local housing needs

Legislative Priorities Onesheet

DEED Program Testimonials

EDAM’S Vision

Economic Development creates and retains jobs and increases incomes. This is done through supporting business expansion and entrepreneurship, promoting business development and retention, developing infrastructure, marketing to targeted industries, and enhancing human capital. EDAM’s legislative policies are established through surveying our members and consulting with our partners. EDAM members support continued investment in economic development programs so that Minnesota remains competitive with other jurisdictions, both nationally and internationally.