Caledonia Economic Development Authority in conjunction with AcenTek seeks input from local business and community leaders

The Caledonia EDA in partnership with AcenTek is working to improve opportunities for economic growth in the area. The EDA has engaged the firm, Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) to administer a Business Retention and Expansion survey to help define the needs of businesses in the area. Business and community leaders will be mailed a survey in the next few days to complete with follow-up by a CEDA representative.

“In an attempt to provide our local businesses and residents with the best service possible and represent them in all aspects, we are conducting this survey to determine what the needs and requirements are,” stated Caledonia City Clerk-Administrator Ted Schoonover.

“Acentek is excited to partner with CEDA in taking a proactive approach in promoting and stimulating economic development opportunities in Caledonia and all the communities Acentek services.  We believe that strong communities are vital to the long term future of AcenTek and feel it’s important to have a seat at the table when discussing economic development efforts,” stated AcenTek CEO Todd Roesler.

“As we continue to experience social, economic and political change, everyone expects more from their community, forcing us to do things better, faster, more efficiently, and with fewer resources.  In this environment, we must do a better job of seeing where we want to be in the future and position ourselves to be pro-active rather than reactive in times of change,” stated CEDA CEO/President Ron Zeigler.

The Business Retention and Expansion planning process is designed to gather as much information as possible from businesses in the community about where they are today, and how they can best develop, grow, and change in the future. This information will be drafted into a plan that will be used as a guide for city leaders, boards, commissions as well as citizen and business groups to assist in achieving the vision that the community has described during the planning process.

The Caledonia EDA is comprised of the following individuals: Kathy Nelson, Harley Meiners, Craig Schroeder, Jon Hagerott, Dewayne Schroeder, Bob Burns and Matt Schuldt.

AcenTek delivers cutting-edge technology and services to its customers. Formerly Ace Communications Group, AcenTek is Ascending Your Technology.

Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), a non-profit 501(c)(3), is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to remaining progressive and proactive in the dedication to our state’s economic and community development.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sam Whitehead, Community and Business Development Specialist, at 507-327-276.