“If you’re looking to grow or expand your business, you know how hard it can be to find your perfect fit.

Let me help you find your next location among 33 diverse and vibrant East Metro communities.

I’ll listen to your needs, pinpoint locations that work for your business, and introduce you to everyone you need to know. I’ll use my connections, knowledge, and professional relationships to help you get through the red tape and get to your ribbon cutting.

Washington County is an affordable place to both live and work, with outstanding infrastructure and a highly-educated talent pool ready to help you succeed. Whatever your business plans or goals, give me a call. We’ll help you get there.”

Chris Eng, Economic Development Director

About Chris Eng

Chris Eng’s 20+ year record in economic development, spanning both public and private sector positions, have made him one of the metro area’s foremost go-to resources for businesses and developers looking to expand or relocate.

While serving as the Executive Director of the Duluth Economic Development Authority, Chris handled financing and project management for the new Maurice’s headquarters –  a $70 million project that is the largest commercial development project in the history of downtown Duluth.

He was the project manager for the $30.5 million restorations of the NorShor Theater, a historic art deco facility built in 1926.

And Chris was instrumental in the development of the just-opened Pier B Resort, a $30 million effort that turned a former cement terminal into a top-tier attraction on Duluth’s waterfront.

Whether it’s pulling together the land, finding the financial resources, or ironing out the small details that make projects succeed, Chris has the knowledge you need to make Washington County work for you.

But Chris is equally passionate about rolling up his sleeves and helping small businesses succeed.

As a former small business owner and a consultant for start-up companies, he’ll help you navigate your course and connect you with the resources you need – technical, financial, or otherwise – to take your plans off the drawing board and make them real.

Available Sites

Do you need land? We’ve got it. Through our partnership with the Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate (MNCAR), you can sort through commercial parcels using the criteria important to you. Some of community sheets have information sheets available for key parcels that can be viewed here.

Need more help? Not sure where to start? Give our location specialist, Chris Eng, a call. He’ll get you the information you need and steer you in the right direction.