Scott County Community Development Agency

Investing in possibilities to live and work in Scott County.

We're More Than Rooftops

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.

Important COVID-19 Related Information

Information around COVID-19 continues to change. We are working hard to help local businesses and residents navigate the latest information updates available.

Business and landlord/rental property owner assistance available beginning 1/4/2021 for businesses affected by the State of Minnesota Executive Order 20-99.

55+ Apartments in Jordan

Brentwood Court

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.

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Accommodating Growth

Case Study

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.

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Investing in Growing Needs

Rural Housing

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.

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Business Incentives & Support

CDA News & Updates

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.

Scott County's FAST-TRACK Challenge

Last year at this time, Melanie Cole and Vicky DeRouchey, of Prior Lake, were busy preparing their application for the Scott County FAST-TRACK Business Challenge. This year, the co-founders of ugo wear have been busy preparing a video hoping to advance to the third round of auditions for the Emmy Award-winning entrepreneur television show Shark Tank.