Economic Development
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Economic development seeks to improve the well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.  The Economic Development team’s objective is to promote the growth and expansion of commercial, retail and industrial development along with increasing the City’s tax base and quantity of jobs.  Ultimately, these goals foster an improved quality of life for residents and businesses.  The City has placed an emphasis on encouraging economic development within its Council strategic plan, EDA work plan, and Comprehensive Plan.

The City of Ramsey has experienced strong and steady development over the past 20 years.  This trend is expected to continue – Ramsey is the second fastest growing city in Anoka County with well over 1,000 acres of greenfield development land located near U.S. Highway 10.  The COR (Center of Ramsey) is the City of Ramsey’s downtown development.  This 300+ acres development is a true, transit orientated and walkable, urban development.  The COR is centered on U.S. Highway 10/ U.S. Highway 169 and the Ramsey Northstar Commuter Rail Station.  The Cities of Ramsey and Anoka also share a large Business Park spanning across 1,000 acres of land, over 10,000 jobs have been created by this business park.


Related Information

Site Selection/ Available Sites

Information, Demographics and Financing Tools

The City of Ramsey has a number of financial tools available for economic development projects. 

Ramsey Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board

 Contact Information

ED Manager Brama
Patrick Brama
Assistant City Administrator &
Economic Development Manager

Katie Schmidt
Economic Development
Administrative Assistant