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St. Louis Park - Centrally located and business friendly

updated: Monday, March 20, 2017

St. Louis Park offers an accessible, central location within the inner ring of the Twin Cities. Located immediately west of Minneapolis, the city is less than five miles from downtown and 15 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Park International Airport (MSP). Businesses and residents alike enjoy convenient, direct access to I-394, US169, SH7, SH100 as well as close proximity to SH62. This makes St. Louis Park ideal for efficient shipping and transportation.

An economically vibrant city with a population of 47,000, St. Louis Park is currently experiencing a renaissance. Well over half a billion dollars has been invested here over the last decade with a similar amount expected in the near future. St. Louis Park is also home to trend-setting redevelopments such as the national award-winning Excelsior & Grand mixed use project and the new West End commercial project.

The Twin Cities is consistently ranked among the top metropolitan areas for its skilled and productive labor force. St. Louis Park residents are rightfully proud of the academic achievements of its public schools as all have earned the National School of Excellence award. St. Louis Park is one of the few suburbs where the city and school district share boundaries, further strengthening residents ties to the community. There are also nearly a dozen private and parochial school options within the city. Additionally, there are numerous colleges, universities and technical institutions in close proximity which provide employees of local businesses with opportunities for ongoing higher education and cooperative, customized and technical training.

The city's wide variety of housing types, 51 parks, nature center, recreation center, amphitheater, 24 miles of trails as well as retail and service offerings, make St. Louis Park a place that both employers and their employees prefer to call home.

St. Louis Park's city government is responsive, efficient and committed to complementary business growth.  The city's Economic Development Authority (EDA) has partnered extensively with businesses by providing customized financing solutions to help defray extraordinary costs related to their projects.

Let us know how we may assist you with your business' expansion needs.

Inquiries may be directed to:
Greg Hunt
Economic Development Coordinator
(952) 924-2197

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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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