Your Team


The mission of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is to be a catalyst for economic growth of the greater Kandiyohi County Area.

2017 Goals

The EDC’s boards identified four overarching goals on which to focus their efforts:

  1. The EDC will strengthen partnerships and connections with existing businesses to be a catalyst and build capacity for organic growth. 
  2. The EDC will explore and increase operations to support efforts to improve the tax base by attracting new residents with higher income and educational levels.
  3. The EDC will position and market itself as the expert in business development and be a conduit of information, resources and making connections.
  4. EDC staff and board members will work intentionally with data to drive decision-making and investments.

We will work with you to make your business a success in Kandiyohi County. To receive information or assistance from our Economic Development staff, please call or send us an email with your request details.

Economic Development Staff

Aaron Backman
Executive Director

Connie Schmoll
Business Development Specialist