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The Hermantown Economic Development Authority (HEDA) continuously works to create the best business-friendly environment that fits the City. HEDA’s mission is to intentionally lead economic growth, creating a vibrant and prosperous community.

Highway 53 Business Park Project

The City of Hermantown has begun the process of exploring development options for the area in the northwest corner of the intersection of U.S. Hwy 53 and Lavaque Bypass. The public comment period for the Alternative Urban Areawide Review is now open. Information on this time period and the document itself can be found below.

AUAR – Notice of Draft AUAR Availability

AUAR – Hermantown Draft

AUAR – Notice of Availability

AUAR – Business Park Website

AUAR – Location Map

AUAR – Boundary Map

Hermantown has worked hard to earn a reputation for being a business-friendly community. From clear communication to streamlining processes, we want your development experience to be the first in many positives of placing your business in Hermantown.

The links above provide information and testimonials, as well as the HEDA minutes and agendas, so you can begin exploring doing business in Hermantown.

The Hermantown Economic Development Authority meets on the fourth Thursday of each month but does vary dates occasionally. See the Agendas & Minutes page for the next upcoming date.

HEDA members include Mayor Wayne Boucher, City Councilors John Geissler, Andy Hjelle, Ellie Jones, and Brian LeBlanc, as well as at-large appointee Dwayne Haapanen. HEDA is additionally supported by several city staff members, including City Administrator John Mulder, City Attorney Gunnar Johnson, and long-time city attorney Steve Overom.

There is an opening for a second at-large appointee at this time. Applications can be found here.


HEDA Questions?

City Administrator
John Mulder
[email protected]

Community Development Director
Eric Johnson
[email protected]