Chaska Economic Development Authority

About the EDA
In 1987, the City of Chaska established its Economic Development Authority (EDA) to help address the city's need to proactively deal with economic development, housing and redevelopment issues within the city.

The EDA was an offspring of the city's Housing and Redevelopment Authority, who until that time had served as the entity ensuring that there was not a shortage of safe and decent housing within the city. Key blighted properties were redeveloped into a use that would serve the entire public's best interest. The EDA took the responsibilities of the City's Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and added to their duties helping the development of new businesses and properties throughout the city.

Involvement with City Council
While EDA is a separate entity from the City Council, the EDA's power is derived from the authority that the City Council bestows upon it. The EDA's membership is comprised of the members of the City Council.

EDA Meetings
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Responsibilities of the EDA
The EDA is in existence not only to help promote new businesses within the city, but to also help retain and redevelop businesses already in existence within the city.
The goals of the EDA are to:
  • Develop sites which would be economically infeasible to develop without public assistance
  • Encourage the development of housing within the city that is safe, diverse, and which gives our citizens affordable options to own a home
  • Help restore blighted properties and downtown historic buildings by encouraging redevelopment activities
  • Increase the amounts and types of services offered within the city
Preserving the "Best Small Town"
All of the activities that the EDA does revolve around the city's mission of being "The Best Small Town in Minnesota." The EDA staff work hard to make sure to not only promote development and redevelopment, but that it is done in a manner that will help preserve our small-town atmosphere.

Contact Us

  1. Mark Windschitl
    Mark Windschitl


    Matt Podhradsky

    Matt Podhradsky

    Executive Director

    Nate Kabat

    Executive Director

    Chaska City Hall

    One City Hall Plaza
    Chaska, MN 55318
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    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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