Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) was formed in 1981 as a non-profit corporation and is dedicated to the mission of helping create quality jobs. Primary financial support comes from the Blandin Foundation and Itasca County with additional investment from other public and private partners.
IEDC has a long legacy of success helping local businesses from start-up to major expansion. We are the Itasca area’s "go to" resource for business development, promoting the retention and growth of existing businesses, and attracting new businesses who can flourish in our supportive and competitive environment.
Our seasoned staff, Directors and Strategic Partners have the insights and knowledge to help businesses considering expanding or relocating to the Itasca area.
John Damjanovich – Chairman, MNStar Technologies
Frank Fredrickson – Vice-Chairman, Minnesota Power
Wayne Bruns – Treasurer, Pro Blast Tecnologies, Inc.
Mary Ives – Timberlake Lodge
Diane Larson – Itasca County HRA
Rob Mattei – City of Grand Rapids
Gary Oja – Retired
Max Peters – City of Cohasset
Bud Stone – Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Davin Tinquist – Itasca County Commissioner
Mike Youso – Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital
Director of Business Development