We're passionate about Boone County.

Maybe you've noticed.

The Boone County Development Agency, Inc (BCDA) is a non-profit organization. BCDA is governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of two representatives from each community in the county and two county commissioners. The BCDA board meets the second Tuesday of every month to conduct business and assist the executive director in achieving the goals set each year by the Agency. Goals of the BCDA include housing, business recruitment and expansion, workforce recruitment, youth recruitment and retention, and Boone County promotion.

If your business or organization would like to attend a meeting, please contact the BCDA office.

Our Mission

To help develop Boone County into a flourishing, prosperous, family-friendly, and united county.


Michelle Olson, Executive Director

Michelle Olson was raised in Omaha, NE. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health with a Minor in Communications. During undergrad, Michelle earned experience in community relations, grant writing, and fundraising while working under the Director of Public Relations for the Nebraska Medical Center. She then moved to Albion, NE, with her husband, Nate Olson, who is a native of Albion. Michelle started her position with BCDA in 2017.

In 2018, she completed the International Economic Development Council’s  Heartland Economic Development Course. 

Michelle is the co-chair of the Northeast Nebraska Network- Northeast Region and sits on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Economic Development Association, where she assists with regional and state economic development efforts. She is a committee member for Connecting Young Nebraskans, a state-wide organization working to connect young leaders. 

Locally, Michelle serves as the chair of the Boone County Emerging Leaders and as a committee member on Friends of the Trail. In her free time, she enjoys creating art and runs her own art program that creates and donates art to children that are grieving a loss. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her black lab, Jack. 

BCDA Executive Board


Boone County Commissioners

Cedar Rapids


St. Edward


Members at Large

Get in touch

BCDA Office

233 South 4th St.

Albion, NE 68620

Contact Us

Phone : (402) 395-3356

Email : bcdasec@boone-county.org

Our Hours

By appointment