We know businesses are essential for a strong local economy, so St. Louis Park provides resources and assistance to help you succeed. Some general business resources are listed below. In addition, explore the links on the left for small business assistance, special financing programs, workforce resources, recycling grant information and manufacturing resources.
If you have any questions, contact Economic Development Specialist Julie Grove at 952.924.2523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General business resources
The TwinWest/St. Louis Park Business Council works to address local business issues, act as a business advocate, and serve as a liaison between city government, the school district and the business community. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 7:30 a.m. at Citizens Independent Bank, 5000 West 36th St.
The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce serves St. Louis Park and eight other suburbs. It serves as an advocate for business, works to improve the business environment, and offers networking and professional development services to its members.
GreaterMSP is an informational tool that lets you search for available commercial or industrial properties in Minnesota's 11-county Metro region. This GIS-based website enables you to locate buildings or land, pull up site-specific demographic data and generate valuable reports.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state's economic development agency. DEED's business services provides tools and expertise to help explore, start, manage and grow your business. Business services representatives specialize in helping Minnesota's businesses succeed by providing customized solutions to meet your business needs.
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Its volunteer counselors are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders. They provide free and confidential advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners in every industry. SCORE has a branch office in St. Louis Park.
The Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government. Its mission is to protect the interests of small businesses, preserve free enterprise, and maintain and strengthen the U.S. economy. Minnesota's district office, located in downtown Minneapolis, offers numerous programs to help Minnesotans start, build and grow businesses — including small business planning assistance, free online training and online business consulting.
The University of St. Thomas’ Small Business Development Center provides no-cost consulting to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities area. It helps business owners develop business plans and strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve profitability. Consultants have extensive, practical experience in marketing, finance, accounting, operations and/or business planning. Most have advanced degrees and have been business owners.