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Economic Development

Mitchell County EDC Director – Jenny Backer
(641) 732-4790EMAIL

Tracy Scharper – MCEDC Marketing & Office Asst. – EMAIL

Mitchell County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) was created in June, 2000 to help ensure the best possible economic development effort for the county. The seven-member board represents the city councils and economic development groups from Osage, St. Ansgar, and Stacyville along with a County Supervisor.

The Commission works with our Economic Development Director to achieve objectives as described in our Business Plan. The Economic Development office is the central point for providing information to encourage economic development, business recruitment, retention and expansion.

Members from the MCEDC bring commitment, collaboration, and cooperation for the goal of providing a unified economic development effort for Mitchell County. It is our hope that this effort will make possible a continual increase in the standard of living for county residents.

Mitchell County and its political sub-divisions are happy to assist businesses and/or individuals in relocating to Mitchell County. Or at the present, if additional information is requested, Mitchell County is also eager to assist in this request.

Board Chairman  Sam Heimer  St. Ansgar City Council
Board Vice Chairman  Todd Frein  Mitchell County Supervisors
Treasurer  Harlan Bisbee  Stacyville Economic Development
Board Members  Mark Jensen  Riceville Area Development
     Larry Mork  Osage City Council
     Randy Marcks  St Ansgar Economic Development
    Kellie Daughtrey  Riceville City Council
   Roger HemannStacyville City Council
MCEDC Staff  Jenny Backer  MCEDC Director
   Tracy Scharper  MCEDC Marketing & Office Asst.