Grow Minnesota!® program expands to help businesses recover, grow in every corner of the state
The Minnesota Chamber announced Wednesday, March 10, new opportunities for businesses to grow and receive economic development and assistance through its Grow Minnesota!® program. For more than 15 years, this program has offered one-on-one assistance to businesses who want to stay and grow throughout the state.
“Minnesota has a legacy of building and growing businesses here that keep the economy strong and provide a quality of life for our communities,” said Vicki Stute, Vice President of Programs and Business Services at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. “Every business will encounter challenges as they look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grow Minnesota!® program and staff works with businesses, helping them make connections, delving into economic data and helping grow their opportunities for long-term success.”
Grow Minnesota!® has offered business assistance for more than 15 years in Minnesota, operating as the premier economic development program. In this new operating model, they are more focused than ever on retaining and growing Minnesota businesses. Working with Grow Minnesota!® means access to economic data and insights as the state moves toward economic recovery and access to Minnesota-based suppliers on any number of products and services that could help your company grow. Visit mnchamber.com/growMN to connect with the Grow! program or request a visit.
- Business assistance through databases of available resources (capital, supply chains, economic development organizations), consultations with experts to help solve business challenges and connections to local resources in every region of the state.
- Economic insights through data to better understand economic opportunities, participation in surveys to make your voice heard, and regional and industry analyses to provide context for local economies.
- Local economic development services through local partners that understand the needs and opportunities in various regions, and partnership opportunities with benefits of technology, resources and training.
According to Ingrid Christensen, President of INGCO, “It's still a miracle that we were able to get into Canada and our ability to do so led us to our largest contract of 2020! The swift response from Grow Minnesota!® was critical. Their connection with Canadian officials meant that we were able to overcome an international travel ban and successfully have our project manager enter the country in two days. Without the Chamber's help, she would have been turned away from the border and we would not have been able to perform our contract.”
The MN Supplier Match database helps businesses mend broken connections and spur Minnesota’s economy. COVID-19 disrupted supply chains around the world. But there are suppliers all over the state who can provide accessibility, short lead times, shared networks and trusted quality. The Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota!® program provides a database for Minnesota businesses seeking connections to Minnesota’s robust supply chain. Visit mnchamber.com/suppliermatch to make a connection today!