Prosperity in Edina has not happened by chance. Over the decades, the Edina community has grown from a small village into a renowned first-ring suburban community that is highly respected for its role in the regional economy while highly desirable because of its outstanding quality of life for residents.
While the City pursued economic development goals for generations, the Economic Development Division was only created in 2012 when the first full-time economic development manager was hired.
The City’s Economic Development Division is responsible for working with developers, property owners, businesses and residents to generate new investment, enhance the tax base, create employment opportunities and ensure that desirable goods and services are readily available. This work is shaped by the goals outlined in Edina’s Comprehensive Plan and other laws and policies.
- How do I start a business in Edina?
There are many resources available to help you start a business in Edina. Read suggestions from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development at https://mn.gov/deed/business/starting-business/.
- Are home-based businesses allowed in Edina?
Yes. While Edina’s neighborhoods are primarily focused on providing great places to live, local laws do allow the operation of many types of businesses from your home. If business operations are contained within the home and not disruptive to neighbors, your home business is probably OK. If your business creates unusual noise, traffic or disruption to your neighbors, your business should be relocated to a commercial or industrial site instead. Learn more additional information about home-based businesses.
- How many people work in Edina?
For many years, nearly as many people work in Edina as live in Edina (about 52,000). This strong daytime population helps create the high consumer demand that attracts so many restaurants and retailers to Edina.
With the recent changes in hybrid work, current employee counts are not available.