...America's Little Sweden

Lindstrom EDA
"Come Grow With Us"

Increasing quality commercial
developments, while preserving
a small town atmosphere.

Community Highlights
Incorporated in 1894, the City of Lindstrom serves as the center of the Chisago Lakes Area with its many recreational opportunities.  Within close proximity to the Twin Cities, Lindstrom has retained its small town character, with a special emphasis on the area's Swedish heritage.  The City is working to increase quality commercial developments, while at the same time, preserving the small town atmosphere.

Location
Lindstrom is located approximately 35 miles northeast of the Twin Cities Metro Area.  Easily accessible from Hwy 8, which intersects I-35 at Forest Lake.  The Lindstrom community center is only two miles from the Chisago County seat.

Education
Lindstrom is located in Chisago Lakes School District #2144, which serves 3,661 students of Chisago City, Shafer, and Taylors Falls.  Students and staff strive for excellence in education, including achievements both inside and outside of the classroom.  Learn more about this excellent school district by visiting their website at www.chisagolakes.k12.mn.us or by calling the School District office at 651-213-2000.

Housing
Lindstrom offers a wide variety of housing, ranging from starter homes to executive residences.  Building permits for new home construction have been increasing annually.  Surrounded by lakes, the Chisago Lakes Area, specifically Lindstrom, has become a very popular place.

Population
Lindstrom is located in Chisago County.  Chisago County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Minnesota.  The Chisago Lakes Area is one of the major reasons why 20,000 people live within a 7 mile radius.  Many are calling Lindstrom their home, once they discovered all that the community has to offer.

Festivals
"Harmony in the Park" and "Karl Oskar Days" are fun family events which are held during the summer months.  In January, residents enjoy the "Celebration of the Lakes," a festival sponsored by the Chisago Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Parks & Recreation
The Chisago lakes Area offers an abundance of recreational activities.  From ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter to boating and hiking in the summer.  There is an activity for every interestclick here to go to Parks Dept

 

DEVELOPMENT - EDA
The Lindstrom EDA was established in 2005, which serves as a seven-member Economic Development Authority.  The affairs of the EDA shall include promoting growth and development of commercial, residential, and industrial concerns in the City of Lindstrom.  The Authority meets at 7:30 am on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in City Hall Chambers.

Current EDA Members

Nancy Hoffman
non-voting ex-officio member
Chisago County HRA/EDA
PO Box 410
North Branch, MN 55056
651-674-5664 (Deb)

 
Randy Diers, Chair
651-257-9122
Keith Carlson
Additional Member
Security-Victor Member
PO Box 838
Lindstrom, MN 55045
651-257-2040 (w)
651-257-1777
 
Robert Doherty
32875 North Lakes Trail
Lindstrom, MN 55045
951-775-8100
AnnMarie Brink
13105 Newell Ave
PO Box 602
Lindstrom, MN 55045
651-304-7027
 
Jim McCarville
30275 Norway Ave.
Lindstrom, MN 55045
651-257-8939
Greg Shaleen
15932 Quiet Valley Rd
Lindstrom, MN 55045
651-257-4877
Vacant
contact City Hall, if
interested in serving.

 

Economic Development Incentives
The Chamber of Commerce invites developers to consider the City of Lindstrom for your future expansion.  We believe in providing a strong economic environment to support existing businesses, while encouraging new ones.  The City of Lindstrom has revised and approved a plan, which addresses questions for future growth, park needs and economic development.  Additionally, anticipated land use established residential, commercial and industrial areas.  We work closely with the Chisago County HRA/EDA to provide business assistance to interested developers.  Financing programs such as tax abatement, tax increment financing and the business enterprise program are available.

Financial Incentives (links):
   - Business Subsidy Policy & Criteria
   - Tax Abatement & TIF Policy
   - TIF Excess Dispersion Policy
   - Fascia Loan Program

 

EDA Agendas & Minutes 2014


Lindstrom City Hall
13292 Sylvan Avenue
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Phone: 651-257-0620
ContactUs@cityoflindstrom.us


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