About The EDA

Pine Island’s EDA was established in 1993 and tasked with promoting the development of a strong, diversified and balanced economic base that would create a favorable business climate, create jobs and increase tax base for the City.

The EDA consists of a 7 Commissioner governing body appointed by City Council which include professionals representing a broad spectrum of business and industry.

The primary role of the EDA is to advocate for business and community development which will foster a strong and diversified economic base and high quality standard of living.  The EDA provides assistance for businesses in the areas of start-up, expansion, acquisition, and retention.

Regular Monthly meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month starting at 5 p.m. and located at the EDA Office (106 2nd Street Southwest PO 727, Pine Island, MN 55963)

Mission Statement

Pine Island Economic Development Authority's mission is to:

Facilitate economic and community development for the City of Pine Island through recruiting, retaining and expanding business in order to diversify and grow the tax base and provide job opportunities as well as understand, plan and maintain the City's growth trajectory.

Vision Statement

The Pine Island EDA Board also adopted the following policy statements to set a vision for the City of Pine Island.

1. Develop a “sense of community” within the City that would foster community vitality.
2. Situate the City as a stable community poised and intended for perpetual growth.
3. Become a coordinated partner within Southeast Minnesota that contributes to the regional successes.
4. Consistently communicate the Pine Island EDA Mission through community outreach and authority transparency.
5. Provide leadership and guidance for the commercial and general community.

Pine Island Economic Authority By-Laws

Pine Island Economic Authority Reports, Minutes, & Agendas


Pine Island EDA Board

EDA Executive Director - Devin Swanberg

EDA Board Members: 

Two City Council members and five business community members are appointed by the City Council. Members of the EDA Board serve as unpaid volunteers for three-year terms.

President - Troy Kuball 
Owner/manager of Pine island Hardware Hank for 19 years
Appointment: EDA Loan Committee 
Contact: (507) 356-4431
Term ends: December 2018

Vice President - Courtney Schaefer
Owner of Twin Cities Rod and Custom
Appointment: EDA Budget Committee and Personell
Term Ends December 2020

Treasurer - Mike Kaye 
Co-owner of Pahl and Kaye Construction since 1990
Appointment: EDA Budget Committee 
Term ends: December 2020

Board Member - Barry Hauschulz
Owner/manger of Trailhead Grill
Appointment: EDA Loan Committee 
Term ends: December 2020

Board Member - Joel Knox 
Executive Chef-Double Tree Hotel
Appointment: EDA Loan Committee 
Term ends: December 2018

Board Member - Mayor Rod Steele 
Mayor of Pine Island; Realtor since 1990
Appointment: EDA Budget Committee, EDA Personnel Committee
Serves as Mayor

Board Member - Council member Mike Hildenbrand
Appointment: EDA  Personnel Committee 
Council member liaison

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