Economic Development Authority

About Us Thank you for visiting the City of St. James website! The Doing Business section of this website is managed by the St. James Economic Development Authority (EDA).

The EDA is a City board comprised of two City Council members and five community/business stakeholders.

The EDA meets once a month and directs City staff in the following areas:

  • Business Recruitment
  • Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Community Development and grants/initiatives
  • Asset Management
  • Housing Development

 The EDA owns and manages the following assets:

  • St. James Industrial Park
  • Mayberry Hills Sixth Addition residential development
  • EDA Apartments
  • Other misc. properties

Current Board Members:
Pete Eggen (Chair), Manager, Fleet and Farm
Paul Harris (Vice-Chair), Council Member
Ray Hahnfeldt, Council Member
David Krause, CEO, Pioneer Bank
Mark Johnson, CEO, First National Bank
Rich Olsen, Owner, Olsen Trucking
Jake Wegner, VP of Sales, Magid Safety

Click here to learn more about the EDA and what resources we have available to you.