Scott County 2021 FAST-TRACK Challenge Winners Announced
Nov 02nd, 2021
Invests in Possibilities to Live and Work in Scott County
Scott County Community Development Agency is a local government entity that supports flourishing communities throughout the county. For over 45 years, we’ve supported low to moderate income families build self-sufficiency, advanced opportunities for economic development, and developed options for affordable housing. We believe that when people have access to a good salary and a safe home, everyone wins.
Through programs and services such as the housing choice voucher program, the CDA works with people to ensure everyone has a safe home to call their own.
Considering homeownership? Going through a confusing circumstance such as a potential foreclosure? We have resources to help you.
Known as the Center for Entrepreneurship CFE, our economic development team helps those that seek to establish or grow their business in Scott County.
We update our waiting lists and other related information regularly for the community to remain updated about rental housing options. Click below to read the most current information.
The CDA has played a pivotal role in creating more workforce housing, donating lots to Habitat for Humanity, and helping remove unsafe or obsolete housing to make room for safe developments.
We’re seeking landlords committed to helping create opportunities for people to have a home they can afford. Want to learn more? We’d love to partner with you!
With a lack of affordable rental options for an aging population, the city of Jordan needed to find a solution. We collaborated to develop 50 market rate apartments, ranging from studios to three bedrooms for a vibrant senior community. In addition to the homes, we developed spaces for a library, clinic, and pharmacy.Read More
In the early 2000s, Scott County was the fastest growing county in Minnesota, adding nearly 5,000 jobs and experiencing a population growth of 10%. While exciting for the economy, we faced a number of factors that made this growth a challenge, an example being that 44% of households that rent are considered cost burdened.Read More
The affordable housing crisis can impact those living in rural areas the hardest. Properties located outside of urban centers can often be neglected due to a lack of financial investment, as many developers are attracted to larger areas where the potential for return on investment is higher, and state and federal resources allocated to rural areas lack the level of investment needed to keep up with the growing needs. Yet, at the same time, these areas are home to some of our lowest income seniors and families.Read More
Access to capital is critical for growing your business, and our communities have a number of incentives that can boost your businesses to the next level. Our team can work with you to unlock local, state, and federal support such as grants, tax incentives, workforce development, and retention programs, and assistance to develop streets and roads or other infrastructure needs.
Our goal? Have enough jobs in the county for 50% of our workforce to be able to live and work right here, close to home. We’d love to have you; please check out a few of our current incentives below.
We have a bold vision for Scott County. And when we work together, we know that we can find solutions to ensure everyone has a place to call home and people have good jobs to support flourishing lives.
Nov 02nd, 2021