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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 jgrove@stlouispark.org.

General Business Resources

Business Council
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 Street. Meeting notices are posted in Event Calendar. For more information, contact Deb McMillan, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, at 763.450.2225 or deb@twinwest.com

TwinWestChamber of Commerce
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. For more information, contact Brad Meier or Natalie McShane, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, at 763.450.2220.

GreaterMSP
GreaterMSP is an informational tool that lets you search for available commercial or industrial properties in Minnesota's 11-county Metro MSP region. This GIS-based website enables you to locate buildings or land, pull up site-specific demographic data and generate valuable reports.

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development — Business Services 
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. To contact a Business Services representative call 1.888.GET.JOBS.

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business”
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.

Small Business Administration (SBA), Minnesota District 
The SBA 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.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC), University of St. Thomas 
The University of St. Thomas’ SBDC 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.