Bill Neuendorf: Edina’s new economic development manager

Economic development manager Bill Neuendorf discusses his role and goals for 2013.

You might not be an expert on the global, or even local, economy, but if you ever need a quick lesson, visit Bill Neuendorf, the city of Edina’s new economic development manager. Neuendorf’s background in engineering and urban planning led him to this role in late August. He offers a new outlook as both a city employee and a new Edina resident. “I work directly with the business community and real estate development community to ensure vibrancy of the city is utilized,” explains Neuendorf. Serving as a liaison between the city and the business community, Neuendorf says one of his goals for 2013 is to bring the face of the village to more business owners. To do that he’ll wants to function as the main channel of communication between business and city government. Neuendorf has held the roles of inspector, development consultant, landowner and government official, making him an ideal person to hear and translate differing perspectives.     & If you’re a business owner and interested in Bill Neuendorf’s plan for 2013, email him at