ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Economic Development Authority Board will look to hire a firm to help with their search of a Economic Development Director.

St. Cloud City Administrator Mike Williams says they wanted to get that director on board before tackling a strategic plan.  Williams says they will also reach out to the business community for input on a new director.

The city took over economic development duties from the HRA last year.

They suspended their search after four candidates were identified but were not hired.

Williams says they hope to have a list of finalists for the position within 90 days.