Janna King, CEcD, EDFP
Economic Development Services, Inc.
Janna King, President of Economic Development Services, Inc. in Minneapolis works with communities, non-profits, and utilities on community and economic development related issues including strategic planning; development area planning; marketing; workforce development; business retention; and commercial/industrial corridor revitalization issues.
has worked with clients in 10 states.
has been active in economic development since 1979.
Prior to starting her own business in 1994, she served as the president/CEO of the 1,600 member Chamber of Commerce in Midland, Texas.
She served as the executive director of the St. Cloud (MN) Downtown Development Corporation, the first president of the St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership and also worked in the more rural "lakes area" of northern Minnesota.
has prepared more than 35 economic development strategic plans for cities, counties, economic development non-profits, and chambers of commerce.
She has served as an instructor at Hamline University, University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, Oklahoma University (Economic Development Institute) and IEDC addressing economic development strategic planning and other development topics.
Janna has been active in the International Economic Development Council for 20 years; she served the founding president of the statewide SBA 504 company in Texas.
She served on the board for the Economic Development Association of Minnesota and the Texas Marketing Team.
Janna's success in economic development marketing was recognized by the Wall Street Journal
is also the recipient of numerous economic development marketing awards including the prestigious IEDC "Best of Show" award.