Economic Development

Mission Statement

It is our mission to retain, expand and attract businesses creating high quality jobs in Le Sueur.

The Economic Development Department encourages and financially assists industrial and commercial enterprises in locating and expanding in the community.

Partnership Services

We work in partnership with the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA).  REDA serves as a clearinghouse of information regarding starting, growing, and relocating businesses within our Region.

Department Goals

Established in 1988, the Le Sueur Economic Development Authority (EDA) promotes business attraction activities and provides business assistance and referrals to enterprises expressing interest in locating in the community, as well as to existing businesses seeking to expand. The EDA also provides business outreach and business assistance to existing businesses. Types of business assistance include providing basic information and referral to the appropriate private, financial or governmental agencies.

Department Loan Programs

One of the major programs within Economic Development is the implementation of the City's Revolving Loan Fund. This program uses City funds in order to increase employment opportunities in the area, increase the local tax base, assist existing businesses to expand, encourage businesses to establish themselves in the Le Sueur area, and advance additional significant interests of the City as deemed prudent by City's governing body. Along with its economic development services, the EDA owns a 150-acre development property located on U.S. Highway 169.

To further the economic viability of the community, the EDA also participates in redevelopment and housing projects pursuant to the powers granted to it in its enabling resolution.

For more information about Le Sueur's economic development programs, please call Samantha DiMaggio, Community Development Director, at (507) 593-8318.

Housing Rehabilitation Repair Loans

The City of Le Sueur has received funds to provide housing repair loans for a limited number of eligible single family homes and rental units.  Funding is available to eligible properties within the proposed target area (see map below).  These funds were awarded from a rehabilitation assistance grant through the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Small Cities Development Program.  More information about the program is available below or by calling Michele Clark, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP) Program and Lening Manager at (507) 863-1617

Rehab Target Area Map

Single Family Repair Loans Fact Sheet

Rental Unit Repair Loans Fact Sheet