Economic Development Authority (EDA)

The Bird Island Economic Development Authority (EDA) strives to attract businesses and maintain a healthy business climate.

The Bird Island Economic Development Authority is dedicated to retaining and expanding the businesses currently established in the City, and is ready to assist anyone interested in locating here. Tax Increment Financing, Revolving Loan and Commercial Development (interest buy down) Funds are available.

10.45 acres of vacant land has been designated a JOBZ zone, as defined in Minnesota statutes. Qualified businesses that are interested in developing in this area will be eligible for certain tax exemptions.

The Bird Island EDA meets the 4th Monday of each Month at 12 Noon at City Hall. If you have any questions contact City Hall Office, 660 Birch Avenue (320)365-3371


  • Jason Berg – President
  • Neal Prokosch – Vice President
  • Tracey Ahl – Secretary/Assistant Treasurer
  • Dawn Mertens – Treasurer
  • Jess Balderston
  • Mark Glesener
  • Julie Sander
  • Gene Wenstrom – EDA Consultant 320-979-1845