Port Authority

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.

Proposed TIF Plan for American Square

The City of Bloomington will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Civic Plaza’s Council Chambers, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, relating to the proposed establishment of Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-K (a Housing District) within Industrial Development District No. 1 (South Loop District), and the proposed adoption of a Tax Increment Financing Plan therefor, all pursuant to and in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Sections 469.124 through 469.133 and Sections 469.174 through 469.1794, inclusive, as amended.

Details on the proposal are contained in the TIF Plan and the Amended and Restated Development Plan of IDD No. 1.

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


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.

Sign up for email notifications about Port Authority meetings through the City's E-Subscribe service

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