Club President Steve Volavka welcomed our speaker David Olson, Community & Economic Development Director for the City of Lakeville.
David shared the 2020 Economic Development report for the City of Lakeville with our members. 
The complete program can be viewed at  the following link: 
Highlights include:
City Covid-19 Response:
  • Weekly Thrive! Special Edition Newsletters
  • Interactive Business/Restaurant Map
  • Temporary Outdoor Dining Policy
  • Reduction of Liquor License Fees
  • Lakeville Chamber Consumer Confidence Campaign
David, shared  that since Covid-19 started that over $1 million dollars in grants have been awarded to Lakeville businesses and nonprofits services within the community.
Development:  City awarded over $442,292,572 in building permits in 2020 which surpassed the previous record by $140,000.00.  Business development is expanding with the top permit values being:
  • Amazon XLFC
  • Launch II (Sweet Harvest Foods)
  • FedEx Freight
  • Superior Decks & Railings
  • JD Woodcraft
  • Children’s Lakeville Specialty Center
  • Southfork Townhomes
Non Residential Building Permit Values
 Residential Permits issued in 2020
Metropolitan Airport Commission has approved the leasing of new hangers.  New hangers are being constructed for the first time in over 20 years with commitments already received for 12 hangers.
Looking ahead 2021 Projects Include:
  • County Road 70 expansion – two-year project
  • Amazon XL
  • Springs at Lakeville
  • Superior Desks & Railings
  • FedEx Freight (expansion)
  • Arris Apartments
  • Northlake Loft Apartments