About BCDA

Contact Us

Board of Directors:

  • Tom Heenan - Chair (Webb LK/Jackson/Scott Representative)
  • John Richards - Vice Chair (NWECO Representative)
  • Joan O' Fallun - Secretary (Polk/Burnett Coop Representative)
  • Nate Ehalt - Treasurer (Burnett County Administrator)
  • Gordy Lewis - Vice President (Grantsburg IDC)
  • Ed Peterson - Burnett County Representative
  • Jamie Morales - Community Bank Representative
  • Dick Hartmann - Economic Development Director

Economic Development Contact: Dick Hartmann: 715-349-2979

Why Businesses Locate and Stay Here

Many businesses locate and stay in Burnett County for many reasons including:

  • Abundance of natural resources
  • Affordable housing
  • Innovative industry
  • Proximity to the Twin Cities
  • Quality health care
  • Supportive business environment

Mission Statement

Our mission at the Burnett County Development Association is to promote economic opportunities for the residents, businesses, and communities of Burnett County. BCDA was incorporated in 1985 and has been involved in many aspects of economic development including:

  • Business planning
  • Financing
  • Infrastructure development
  • Land use planning
  • Workforce development