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Rental property owner and manager resources

Explore the landlord information page for resources for rental property owner and managers. 

Manufacturing resources

Enterprise Minnesota

Helps manufacturing companies grow profitably and serve as the voice of Minnesota's manufacturing industry. 

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

MEP industrial programs cover lean manufacturing, sustainable energy and environmental services and information technology.

Minnesota Investment Fund

Minnesota Investment Fund provides financing to help add new workers and retain high-quality jobs on a statewide basis.

Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)

MPMA has introduced, led and supported initiatives and education to keep manufacturing a strong and vital component of Minnesota's economy.

Workforce resources

Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis (JFCS)

JFCS offers career services for job seekers, including career counseling, career assessments, job search coaching, resume development, networking, social media strategies and training.

Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA)

The MWCA oversees publicly-funded workforce development services and offers high-value employer workforce services. 

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development — Finding Workers

Partners to provide training and support to unemployed and dislocated workers, and financial assistance for businesses seeking to upgrade the skills of their workforce.

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership — DEED

This program helps Minnesota businesses and schools competitively train/retrain the workforce. It awards matching grants to educational institutions that partner with businesses. 

MinnesotaWorks.net

Find the right employees with MinnesotaWorks.net, the state's no-fee online job database that brings employers and job seekers together.

Women-owned business resources

Association of Women Contractors (AWC)

AWC assists women-owned companies in the construction industry become an active voice in the business community.

Minnesota Business Women (MBW)

MBW offers personal and professional growth through networking, support and personal development programs.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Minnesota

NAWBO-MN provides a local avenue for women entrepreneurs to connect with their peers through regular networking, educational programs, mentorship and support. 

Small Business Administration's women-owned businesses

Offers women-owned businesses comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help start and grow their businesses.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC is a advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It provides certification for women-owned businesses and tools to help them succeed. 

Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN)

WeMN provides personal and professional growth opportunities for entrepreneurial women leaders through education, mentoring, peer advisory and collaborative networking.

WomensNet

WomensNet offers small business grants for women in Minnesota.

Woman Owned

Woman Owned offers online business information, networking assistance and a number of resources for setting up, running and growing businesses.

WomenVenture

WomenVenture is a SBA loan provider offering loans up to $50,000 to qualified borrowers to launch or grow small businesses.

Minority-owned business resources

African Development Center (ADC)

ADC provides workshops and consultations on financial literacy, business development and home ownership to Minnesota's African community.

Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA)

AEDA provides business planning, training, workshops and loans to increase economic opportunities for Asian Americans.

Central Certification (CERT) Program

CERT is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County and the City of St. Paul for Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

LEDC is a statewide membership-based nonprofit organization that promotes economic opportunity for the Latino community.

LegalCORPS

Provides free assistance in non-litigation business law matters to low-income owners of small businesses in Minnesota.

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)

MEDA offers business consulting, access to working capital loans and market opportunities for minority entrepreneurs.

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce

The organization is dedicated to the economic growth, job creation and advocacy of its member business and the community.

Minneapolis Minority Business Development Center (MBDA)

MBDA’s helps ethnic minority businesses create or retain jobs, and build economically vibrant entrepreneurs and businesses.

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)

MCCD provides small business assistance and loans for emerging entrepreneurs.

National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)-Upper Midwest

NAMC-UM addresses the needs and concerns of minority contractors and services Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council

provides business development services to corporate members and certified MBEs to enhance relationships and maximize business opportunities.

Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)

NDC provides flexible, risk tolerant loans, Sharia-compliant financing and other financial tools for start-ups and existing businesses.