Stacy Crakes, P.E.
Stacy Crakes is the Business Development Director for the Scott County First Stop Shop. She has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Crakes is also a registered engineer in the state of Minnesota and her past work experience includes 6 1/2 years working for the engineering firm TKDA in their aviation and rail divisions, as well as nearly 4 years at Mortenson Construction as a Business Development Manager for their Wind Energy Group. She came on board with the First Stop Shop in November, 2012 to work with the cities and townships as a shared resource to help grow business and economic development within the county.
Jo Foust, Business Development Specialist, has over 20 years of experience with community development in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Foust started her employment as a Community Development Director working for the Cities of Zumbrota, St. Peter and Belle Plaine. In 2001, she co-founded Municipal Development Group, a consulting company, which over the past 15 years has provided economic development, planning and grant writing services to over 40 municipalities and counties. Ms. Foust has a double major in Business Management and Economics, with a minor in Speech Communication, from of University of MN-Morris. She is a Certified Economic Development Professional through the National Development Council and has served as a Director on a Bank Board for the past 11 years.