Koochiching Economic Development Authority
(800) 452-3569
3214 2nd Ave E. P.O. Box 138,International Falls, MN 56649

The KCDA was created to identify and support those opportunities in Koochiching County that have potential to positively impact the economic opportunities and quality of life of its communities and residents.  Its goal is to create and maintain economic opportunity and community enhancement.

The KCDA is comprised of representatives of the six incorporated communities (International Falls, Ranier, Big Falls, Littlefork, Mizpah and Northome) as well as a representative of the county board and meets bi-monthly at locations throughout the county.

Who or What is Eligible?

To be eligible for this program, the project or organization must be located or provide services within Koochiching County. The project or entity seeking assistance may be for-profit, non-profit, or a governmental unit and may be new or an expansion of an existing business.

Project Application Process/Requirements

A formal application must be completed and submitted for review. Action from the Association will normally take place during a regularly scheduled meeting of the proposal. The meeting will consist of the application review and a presentation from the applicant or an interview with the applicant. Terms of the funding will be at the discretion of the Association. Each project will be scored on a variety of factors.

Business Based Projects

KCDA Business Application – Fillable Format              KCDA Business Application – PDF Format

Community-Based Projects

KCDA Community Enhancement Application – Fillable Format         KCDA Community Enhancement Application – PDF Format



For more information or an application contact your local representative or:

Kyra Hasbargen, Secretary/Treasurer
PO Box 138/ 3214 2nd Ave East
International Falls, MN 56649

KCDA Board Representatives:

Les Lepisto, Big Falls

Kevin Sather, Littlefork

Doug Fleming, Mizpah

Harley Droba, International Falls

Dennis Wagner, Ranier

Danci Lindly, Northome

Wayne Skoe, Koochiching County

KEDA | 218.283.8585 |
3214 2nd Ave E. International Falls, MN 56649