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Economic Development

The Economic Development division is responsible for housing, economic development and sustainability initiatives. The division focuses on marketing the community, attracting commercial and industrial development to bring jobs to Woodbury and increase the tax base, manage the city’s housing programs and coordinate the city’s recycling program and energy initiatives.

If you are not sure who to direct your call to, please contact (651) 714-3533 or planning@woodburymn.gov for assistance.
Name Position Email Phone
Karl Batalden Housing and Economic Development Coordinator karl.batalden@woodburymn.gov (651) 414-3438
Jennifer McLoughlin Sustainability Specialist jennifer.mcloughlin@woodburymn.gov (651) 714-3522
Dwight Picha Community Development Director dwight.picha@woodburymn.gov (651) 714-3533
Janelle Schmitz Assistant Community Development Director janelle.schmitz@woodburymn.gov (651) 714-3534