Community Development Concierge

Melissa Baartman, as the city’s Community Development Concierge, will primarily support business customers, including the expansion and/or relocation of existing businesses and the recruitment of potential businesses.  Melissa’s goal is to develop a simple road map for business owners, creating an overall pleasant experience. The Concierge will serve as the primary connection for all local economic development partners to ensure open communication and maximum collaboration.

Economic Development Partners

Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce Logo
Red Wing Downtown Main Street Logo
Goodhue County Logo
Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority Logo
Red Wing Ignite Logo
Red Wing Port Authority Logo
MN State College Logo
Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau Logo
Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce 
Creates, promotes, and enhances a healthy business environment for the Red Wing area. Representing the interests of its members to increase, retain, and foster economic health and quality of life of the Red Wing area. 


Red Wing Downtown Main Street

Seeks to help improve the community’s quality of life by strengthening the downtown as the center of community through education, volunteer support and concentrated efforts in design and preservation, promotion, business development, and organization.


Goodhue County
Working in partnership with Goodhue County communities to carry out economic and industrial development and redevelopment as a means to expand the tax base and create quality jobs, benefiting the county as a whole. 



Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Works to provide quality, affordable, sustainable housing and community redevelopment programs utilizing resources that develop public and private partnerships. Administers a wide variety of housing and commercial loan programs to assist developers with housing, commercial buildings or vacant lots. 

Red Wing Ignite
Creates a culture of innovation that drives business growth in the new economy by providing infrastructure that enables entrepreneurship and innovation for the Red Wing Community. 

Red Wing Port Authority
Leads and promotes economic and industrial development for the City of Red Wing, together with identifying and coordinating redevelopment for the purpose of enhancing the tax base, promoting employment and contributing to the City’s economic vitality and quality of life.

Minnesota State College Southeast
Provides business management courses, customized employee training, and employee testing and evaluation. Also home to the SBA Small Business Development Center for the City of Winona and Goodhue County. The SBDC provides consulting at no cost to businesses.

Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau

Encourages business and leisure travelers to choose Red Wing as a year-round cultural, recreational and meeting destination. Helps support our local businesses and attractions by promoting and sharing all the amazing things our community has to offer.