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Meet Vice Chair and Commissioner of District V, Barry Stock

How long have you been on the board? I have been on the Board since 2018.  During that time I have served as Vice Chair, Finance Committee member, and now am on the Administrative/Personnel Committee. What is your favorite part of being on the board? Being involved in supporting and developing programs that work to enhance the quality of life…

Meet Board Commissioner of District II, Terri Gulstad

How long have you been on the board? I have served on the board for 5 years and am the board secretary and am on the Finance Committee. What is your favorite part of being on the board? I retired from the CDA after working there for nearly 20 years. I believe in the mission and love still being involved…

Meet Board Chair, and Commissioner of District I, DeAnn Croatt

How long have you been on the board? I am honored to have served on the HRA/CDA board for about 27 years. I am in my final term, which expires at the end of 2025. What is your favorite part of being on the board? It has been rewarding to see the evolving opportunities for individuals and businesses in Scott…

Board of Commissioners – we thank you this Volunteer Appreciation Week!

As Volunteer Appreciation Week unfolds, we want to take a moment to extend our gratitude to the CDA’s Board of Commissioners. Their commitment and exemplary leadership make it possible for our agency to fulfill our mission to “Invest in possibilities to live and work in Scott County!” Every decision they make reflects their passion for our mission and dedication to…

Announcing the purchase of land from the Shakopee School District that will be home to a new CDA office building and 55+ Senior Apartment Building

Dear Community Members: We are excited to share some exciting news with all of you. After consideration and planning, we are proud to announce the successful purchase of land from the Shakopee School District.  Acquiring this land aligns with our need for a new CDA office building as well as increasing housing capacity through construction of a 60 unit age…

Our Center for Entrepreneurship is in the news!

SW News Media published a wonderfully informational article about the Center for Entrepreneurship, one of the teams in the CDA’s Business & Community Development group. The CFE supports Scott County based Entrepreneurs and Small Business growth, keeping expenses low and possibilities in abundance. “One of CFE’s signature programs is the business Accelerator program…” “One of the emphases of the program…

7th Annual FAST-TRACK Business Challenge Winner: Accelerated Care Solutions

Accelerated Care Solutions, a member of the Scott County Center for Entrepreneurship Business Accelerator, has emerged as the champion at the 7th Annual Fast-Track Business Challenge. Founders Mike and Lori McGuire clinched the top prize of the day, which comes with a package valued at $9,975. The event, hosted in the packed Council Chambers at Prior Lake City Hall, provided…

Educational Scholarship Awards

This year, we had two great students that were awarded scholarships for their educational career.  Here is a little about each of them! Sumaya Sahal is attending Metropolitan State University with a major in social work. Sumaya has been a part of the Academy for Young Leaders for the past five years. This program helps young Somali students invest in…

Good Luck to the 2022 FAST-TRACK Business Challenge Finalists

We are pleased to announce the five finalists for the 6th Annual Scott County FAST-TRACK Challenge, to be held on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m. at Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage. The following were selected from a very qualified pool of applicants from New Prague, Prior Lake, Savage, and Shakopee. We wish all five finalists the best…

Congratulations, Future Makers!

The CDA offers an educational scholarship opportunity for students who reside in a CDA rental property. Students are eligible if they are a first time college student, an adult returning to college, or someone trying to get certification to get a better job. Students are required to fill out an application and get recommendation letters from teachers, employers, or community…