CONTACT US:
Phone: 218-547-7262
Email: cass.edc@co.cass.mn.us

 

Board of Directors & Staff

 

 

Bill Palmer - President
Essentia Health
Bill.Palmer@essentiahealth.org 

“I believe that economic development – and the EDC – can greatly benefit the communities in Cass County.”

Jay Cline - Treasurer
First National Bank - Backus
jay.cline@fnbnorth.com

"I believe in the growth and development of Cass County."

Darrel Thomas - Secretary
Anderson Brothers Construction
darrel@andersonbrothers.com

"Cass County is a great place to live and work; I desire to help people build quality companies for today and the future."
 

Board Members

Laura J. Hansen
Director
Breen & Person, Ltd.
laura@breenandperson.com

"By serving on the CCEDC Board of Directors, I hope to help promote and grow the economic strength and assets of our communities in Cass County.  Cass County Economic Development Corporation is an integral part of that."
Roger D. Hoplin
Director
Bites Grill & Bar
info@bitesgrill.com

"I am excited to work with the Cass County EDC to promote business expansion and create a draw for job seekers who will find our area one of the best in the state!"
Anna Hunstad
Director
Shantee
sahunstad@msn.com

"As a resident of Cass County, I am very passionate about seeing the area grow, draw new businesses and work with those who have a desire to grow and develop their businesses."
Jason Pederson
Director
Fuller Wallner, Attorneys at Law
jay.pederson@ lawofficemn.com

"I have a strong interest in commerce and continued economic growth
of our area."
Nathan Sauvageau
Director
outdoorsportssystems@gmail.com

"I would like to further my involvement in the business community of Cass County and create good paying jobs for its residents."

Jeff Sheldon
Director
Lake Country Power
jsheldon@lakecountrypower.com

"I would like to help attract and grow new and existing businesses in Cass County, while working to minimize the wage disparity between northern MN and the metro area."

Staff

  Mike Paulus
Executive Director
mike.paulus@co.cass.mn.us
Phone: 218-547-7262 Walker
              218-831-9147 Cell

Mike Paulus is the Executive Director for the Cass County Economic Development Corporation. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University. He has been working in Business Development since 2008.

  Marina Lovell
Program Coordinator and SBDC Consultant
marina.lovell@co.cass.mn.us
Phone: 218-547-7262 Walker

Marina handles grant reporting, financial management and assists with special projects. She is a business owner and SBDC consultant with a specialty in marketing and retail display effectiveness.
 
 
 
 




 
“I am convinced that any economic improvement made by the Cass County EDC is good for Cass County, good for my town, and thus, good for the future of my business.”
 
- Chris Hanneken,
Hanneken Insurance,Pine River.
 
 
 
 
Ex-officio Members of the board from Cass County include:
  • Bob Kangas
  • Scott Bruns
 
Honorary Board Members include:
  • Cy Struss
  • Terry Freeman
  • Dave Johnson
  • Bob Yochum

 

 

The Shante
Owners Anna Hunstad worked with the EDC ....“very helpful, prompt and efficient with any questions we had regarding the business plan."
 
 
 
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Cass County
Economic Development Corporation

303 Minnesota Avenue West
P.O. Box 1606
Walker, MN  56484
218-547-7262
cass.edc@co.cass.mn.us
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This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer