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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

Enterprise Minnesota is a nonprofit business consulting organization that helps small- and medium-sized Minnesota manufacturing companies, education services and government entities take advantage of expert business solutions to compete and grow profitably.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

MEP focuses on making the state's industrial base more competitive. Its 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.

Manufacturers Alliance

Manufacturers Alliance is an association of hundreds of manufacturers which shares education and resources peer to peer.

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. The new Platinum Program helps job seekers over 50 take their next career step. JFCS also works with employers to match qualified candidates with job openings by pre-screening and pre-selecting applicants for the employer's open positions. 

Employment Action Center (EAC)

The EAC is the largest provider of employment and training services in the Twin Cities. It offers a wide range of customized services for businesses, including placement services, outplacement services, workplace education, disability services and telecommuting implementation services.

Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA)

The MWCA oversees publicly-funded workforce development services in the 11-county Twin Cities metro region. The MWCA also works through the Employer Services Partnership – a cooperative of public, private and non-profit organizations in the metro area dedicated to offering high-value employer workforce services. 

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development — Finding Workers

DEED’s Workforce Development Division works with local and statewide partners to provide training and support to unemployed and dislocated workers, and financial assistance for businesses seeking to upgrade the skills of their workforce. Additional services include State Services for the Blind, Rehabilitation Services, Local Labor Exchange and Disability Determination.

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. 


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

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)

ABWA brings together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. 

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. Women business owners join together for regular networking, educational programs, mentorship and support. 

National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)

NWBC is a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

Small Business Administration's women-owned businesses

Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

Women's Business Alliance (Entrepreneur Fund)

Aims to grow the income, influence and leadership of women business owners in our region.

Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) Minnesota

WBDC provides services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC is a non-profit that serves as the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the U.S. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations.

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 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 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)

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

Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA)

AEDA works with business owners to start and grow their businesses by providing business planning, training, workshops and loans. Their mission is 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.


Provides free assistance in non-litigation business law matters to low-income owners of small businesses in Minnesota through the services of volunteer attorneys.

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 at-large.

Minneapolis Minority Business Development Center (MBDA)

MBDA’s mission is to help ethnic minority businesses create or retain jobs, and build economically vibrant socially responsible entrepreneurs, businesses and communities.

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)

MCCD is an association of non-profit community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.

National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)-Upper Midwest

NAMC-UM is a nonprofit trade association that address the needs and concerns of minority contractors and services Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council

The council's mission is to provide business development services to corporate members and certified MBEs to enhance relationships and maximize business opportunities.

Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)

NDC is a nonprofit community development financial institution that provides flexible, risk tolerant loans, Sharia-compliant financing and other financial tools for start-ups and existing businesses.