Economic Development

The city works closely with the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC), founded in 1984, which is composed of business people and community leaders who strive to maintain and expand the growth and redevelopment of the area comprised of Independent School Districts 621 and 624.

The City and VHEDC works cooperatively to entice new development into the area in order stimulate the economic climate of the communities involved; to secure the needed service industry to complement the existing industrial and commercial businesses; and to provide opportunities for existing businesses to expand and flourish.

Business Retention & Expansion Program


Both organizations participate in the Grow MN! Program, an on-going business retention and expansion program. Beyond this, the City and VHEDC are partnering with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in a community-wide business retention and expansion program during the Winter/Spring of 2016.