Existing and emerging companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs and mid-sized concerns, can take advantage of our generous array of tax incentives, loan programs and financing.
Open to Business
Open to Business provides free, confidential business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Their experienced consultants work with small business owners to access the technical assistance and financing options they need to succeed. Open to Business partners with cities and counties to make their free services available to entrepreneurs and small businesses located throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
CEO Next Business Institute
Recognizing the impact growing businesses make on the local economy, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Dakota counties, along with the city of Saint Paul, established a resource program for second stage businesses. The purpose of the program is to help growing companies make a larger impact by offering business research and support at no cost.
This program serves CEOs of for-profit, privately held businesses with 10 t...
Roseville Area Schools Career Pathways
Roseville Area High School students enrolled in Career Pathways courses learn industry-specific skills and, in some cases, may earn free college credit and industry-recognized credentials. Students are involved in engaging, hands on classroom and field experiences, such as internships, connecting with local industry professionals, touring local businesses, and other experiential learning opportunities.
Businesses have the opportunity to grow their own workforce through mentoring students and providin...
Category: Business, Workforce
Mounds View Public Schools Career Pathways
Students at Mounds View Public Schools have access to a variety of courses aligned to specific industry career pathways: Auto Service Technician, Business Management, Information Technology, Welding, Construction and Solar Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing Technology
Category: Business, Workforce
MinnPACE, a division of the Saint Paul Port Authority, is the largest provider of PACE financing in the State of Minnesota. Also known as Property Assessed Clean Energy, Minnesota PACE financing is available statewide to commercial building owners interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.
Minnesota PACE financing is structured so that payments are rolled into a special tax assessment through either a Minnesota city or county.
Twin Cities Small Business Development Center
The Twin Cities Small Business Development Center provides confidential business consulting services at no charge to help established businesses and startups develop strategies to attract customers, increase sales and improve profitability.
The Twin Cities SBDC is part of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Since its inception in 1981, it has assisted more than 10,000 businesses an...
Minnesota Small Business Resource Guide
Minnesota-specific information on starting or managing a small business, including assistance with preparing a business plan. Provided by the District Office of the federal Small Business Administration.
Roseville Economic Development Authority
Roseville has the ability to offer businesses public financing, which may include tax increment financing, tax abatement, bonds, and other forms of assistance as appropriate. Roseville also qualifies for county and state business financing programs that help companies and communities retain existing jobs and create new high-quality jobs.
Ramsey County Business Loans Program
Ramsey County receives funding from federal sources and repayments of current loans to capitalize its loan pool. Business Loan staff provide technical assistance in meeting program requirements and will work with applicants to determine the most appropriate source of financing. Accepted loan application packages are reviewed by an independent committee. Loan terms and conditions are negotiated by Ramsey County, and repayment is made to th...
Minnesota Employment and Economic Development
Our business financing programs help companies and communities retain existing jobs and create new high-quality jobs. Not all businesses are eligible. Qualifying companies must meet specific job creation and wage goals.