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Meet Jenn Brewington

Updated: 05/02/2018

The city recently hired an economic development specialist to serve as a point of contact for our business community. Take a moment to meet our new specialist, Jenn Brewington.

Jenn BrewingtonJenn BrewingtonHi! I’m excited to be here in Shakopee. First, a little about me. I have a bachelor’s in planning and community development, a master’s in public administration and more than five years of service in community and economic development. My work experience consists of working with Regional Development Commissions throughout the state to provide technical assistance to the local units of government in their region. My drive for public service stems from a desire to create meaningful change within communities. Whether it is working with a local business or assisting a resident, I find myself continuously inspired by the determination, ingenuity and resourcefulness of the people with and for whom I am working.

As the city’s economic development specialist, my role comes in two forms: business and community development. My goal is to maintain a safe and welcoming atmosphere for visitors, workers and residents while being the “eyes, ears and voice” for Shakopee businesses. Businesses can have a wide choice of options when it comes to where they want to locate, so my role will be to facilitate projects that will result in making the community healthier, more economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable.

Economic development is a critical component of the city that drives economic growth in our economy, creating high-wage jobs and facilitating an improved quality of life. Cities and regions are stronger when their residents have opportunities to thrive as entrepreneurs, employers and employees. 

I look forward to getting to know more about Shakopee. You can reach out to me at any time at or 952-233-9317.