City facilities, including Bloomington Civic Plaza, are currently closed. Call 952-563-8700 for info, or visit the   COVID-19 closures page.

Port Authority

Due to the Governor’s executive order directing Minnesotan’s to stay at home, the President of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners Robert Erickson issued a statement that all meetings of the Authority may be conducted by telephone or other electronic means in a manner satisfying the requirements set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021.

The Bloomington Port Authority coordinates orderly commercial and industrial development throughout the City. The Port Authority's efforts currently are concentrated on the McGough transit oriented development, Mall of America Phase II and surrounding lands in the South Loop Development Area.

Economic development assistance

The City of Bloomington Port Authority can provide Economic Development assistance to companies looking to expand or locate in Bloomington. A number of resources are available through the Port Authority.

The GreaterMSP Partnership is committed to stimulating economic growth and prosperity in the Minnesota's 13-county Minneapolis Saint Paul metro area. As a public-private partnership funded by charitable donations, its vision is to be a value-added resource to all economic development organizations in the Greater MSP region. Its goal: a brighter future for all Twin Cities residents and businesses.

Greater MSP's website includes a site selection tool (at the top of their homepage) that allows businesses to obtain property information from the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MnCAR) database in their site selection process. It allows user to analyze and create site specific reports on properties. The site also includes information for the 11-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area on the economy, major industries and employers, and business development resources.

Community resources

Meeting

Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chamber located in Civic Plaza

Meetings are occasionally canceled or rescheduled to allow the City Council and Port Authority to meet concurrently.

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Agendas and documents

 

Port Authority Board Commissioners

Name Position End Date of Term
Bob Erickson President December 31, 2022
Tim Busse Vice President December 31, 2026
Jenna Carter Secretary December 31, 2026
Cynthia Hunt Treasurer December 31, 2024
Tim Keller Commissioner December 31, 2020
Rob Lunz Commissioner December 31, 2020
Steve Peterson Commissioner December 31, 2022