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The Economic Development Authority is to carry out economic and industrial development and redevelopment within the City.

The Jordan Economic Development Authority (JEDA) meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Jordan City Council Chambers at 116 1st Street East.  You can find the latest Economic Development Authority meeting minutes here.

Meeting dates for 2022 are listed below:

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 5
  • August 1
  • September 6
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Jordan Economic Development Authority (JEDA) Members:

There are seven members of the Economic Development Authority. Commissioners serve six-year terms, with no term limits, and the ex-officio members are appointed annually by the Mayor.

  • Eric Shaughnessy, Commissioner
    • Current term ends January 2028
  • Shane Ahlbrecht, Chair
    • Current term ends January 2026
  • Derek Nelson, Vice Chair
    • Current term ends January 2026
  • Andre Cilliers, Commissioner
    • Current term ends January 2028
  • Joe Spillman, Commissioner
    • Current term ends January 2027
  • Dr. Amanda Schuh, Council Representative
    • Current appointment ends December 2022
  • Jeremiah Monyok, Council Representative
    • Current appointment ends December 2022

If you wish to contact the EDA please email City Administrator, Tom Nikunen.

Interested in grants and low interest rate loans?

The city offers four grant programs for applicants that qualify.  For an application and information on each program, please access the requested documents at the following links:

  1. Downtown Matching Grant
    1. Application 
    2. Policy and Procedure
  2. Building Code Improvement Grant
    1. Application 
    2. Policy and Procedure
  3. Commercial Kitchen Revolving Loan
    1. Application 
    2. Policy and Procedure
  4. Jobs for Fees Program
    1. Application 
    2. Policy and Procedure

Interested in applying to be an EDA Commissioner?

The term of the position is six (6) years. If you’re interested in serving on the City of Jordan Economic Development Authority please contact Tom Nikunen, City Administrator, at 952-492-2535 or tnikunen@jordanmn.gov.  Applications to serve on the EDA may be found here.

The role of the Economic Development Authority Commissioner is to review and act on matters related to business retention and expansion and community redevelopment/revitalization. The Economic Development Authority strives to proactively encourage and promote economic development by attracting new business, cultivate existing business, improve the business environment and strategically utilize resources to create jobs through commercial and industrial opportunities within the community. The Economic Development Authority serves as an advisory commission to the City Council. Please read here for the Guidelines for Advisory Boards Commissions 2021.

The commissioner should have skills related to civic-mindedness, an interest in economic development, objectivity and an open mind to new ideas, ability to listen, ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in public, enough free time to adequately prepare for meetings, no conflicts of interest, be willing to participate in discussions and activities that advance the community, ability to work with a group to achieve general agreement or consensus on community issues, and maintain good working relationships with other Economic Development Commission members, as well as with planning staff, other city staff, the City Council, applicants, consultants, and the public.