President's Message

Your Amery Economic Development Corporation is completing another busy and successful year.  The AEDC Board of Directors and Paul Shafer, Executive Director, are appreciative of your financial support which allows us to execute on our mission, “Helping Business Do Business”.

The top priority in economic development today is workforce.  This includes talent attraction, retention and development.  Efforts of the AEDC included:

  • launch of with the goal of filling existing jobs in the Amery area, targeting individuals currently commuting to jobs in the Twin Cities Metro
  • participate in Momentum West Regional Talent Initiative to attract and retain talent in a 10 county region
  • member of CESA 11 Youth Apprenticeship steering committee
  • assist in coordination of Amery School District 2017 career day

Additional work this past year continues in the following areas:

  • road access and development of new business park near Amery Airport
  • bringing additional hotel rooms to Amery
  • completed housing study which reinforced our need for more single family and multi-family housing in Amery

Thanks to the diligence of Paul Shafer, we recently learned WCCO Television has selected Amery for an August airing of “At the Lake”.  A great chance to show case the Amery Community.

The work of the AEDC is only possible with your support.  Enclosed you will find the 2017-2018 membership renewal/application.  If you are one of our 61 current members, thank you for your support and we hope you will renew your membership.  If you are not a member, we hope you will consider support of the AEDC and of efforts to build on great things happening in Amery!


Dan Draxler
Amery Economic Development Corporation