Economic Development

Since 2020, the cities of Dawson and Madison host the Economic Development function within Lac qui Parle County. 

Lac qui Parle County provides supportive funding to both the cities of Dawson and Madison who provide Economic Development services countywide through their local EDA boards, with an annual contract with Community and Business Development Associates (CEDA) for 1-day per week service. The city boards also provide economic development services through other contracts and grant programs including with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. 

For any questions on Economic Development or how local EDA's can assist your business, please direct your questions to your closest EDA: 

City of Dawson EDA
605-641-2706 (CEDA, Sarah Weese)
EDA Board Chair: Morrie Schacherer
County Board Chair: Ben Bothun

City of Madison EDA
EDA Board Chair: Jim Connor
County Board Chair: John Maatz

Revolving Loan Fund

Lac qui Parle County provides funding for any private business in Lac qui Parle County that will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in projected gross revenues.

Loan Fund Fact Sheet

Loan Fund Application

For questions, please contact:
Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission 
Lori Tostenson, Loan Officer
Email Lori

Note: The City of Dawson has a local revolving loan fund that can be utilized on city projects. Please contact the City Hall at 320-769-2154 for more information

Business Spotlight

These businesses have successfully utilized the RLF to finance operations, improvements, and other items which has paid dividends to the local community! 

Hilltop Cafe