Board of Directors

Chairman - Blair Brattvet

Vice Chairman - Rob St. Michel

Secretary/Treasurer - Susan Selensky

Mayor - Susan Steinke

Gary Kraft

Terry Hoffert

Jodi Schaan

Executive Director


Executive Director

Liz Heisey


What We Do

Thinking of Starting or Owning Your Own Business? 

Take Advantage of our FREE Business Resources for Planning, Launching, Managing and Growing Business. 

We provide free information on government funding programs, incentives, and more. 

Location & Hours

 126 2nd Ave SW, Suite 1

Rugby, ND 58368

Office (701) 776-7655

Cell (701) 681-1641

8:30 to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri 

Appointments are Recommended


The Rugby Job Development Authority is a Component unit of the City of Rugby. 

JDA Partnership Projects

Celebrating supporting the Rugby area since 1988

Sampling of JDA supporting partnership projects:

Northern lights tower; Rugby Industrial Park; Samsara Cues; Center for Business and Technology; Walking Path; Ye Old Sew and So; Industrial Park; Rugby ND Webpages; Interpretive Center; MTI; Affordable Housing; Law Enforcement Center; Ben Franklin Building; Lyric Theatre; Balta Dam; Rugby Manufacturing; LPN Classes; Gooden Industries; HUB; Collison Center; KZZJ; Heart of America Ag Services; St Michel’s Furniture; Crooks Bowling Alley; iDesign; The Cottage Gifts and Floral; Dakota Lawn; Rugby Welding; Rugby Vet Clinic; Cenex Fertilizer Plant; Prairie Land Home Care; Johnson Clinics; Precision Auto; Ellie Anns; 3rd Station; McGuires; Stylin You; High School Career Fair; Small Business Development Center; Wind Farm; Rugby Manufacturing; Johnson’s Plumbing; Small Business Development Center; Subway; 2ndAve Rentals; K&H Carwash; Main Street Boutique; Dairy Queen; Natural Gas Feasibility Study; Growing Place Daycare; JDA Housing Availability Project (Chalmers Addition); Comprehensive Housing Study; Pierce County housing rehab projects; student loan incentive programs. 

JDA investments within our community including loans, grants, consulting, sponsorships, and staff: 

2014: $296,164

2015: $276,612

2016: $221,919

2017: $463,940

2018: $388,144