Who We Are

Grow Minnesota!R Partnership was founded by the Minnesota Chamber in 2002 and is the premier private-sector led statewide business retention, business assistance, and business expansion program in Minnesota. The program operates year-round in partnership with close to 80 local chambers and economic development organizations statewide. (Click here for full list of local Grow MN! Partners)

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What we do
The Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota! Partnership staff, the staff of our local partners, and several hundred volunteers conduct confidential comprehensive one-on-one visits with the owners or managers of close to 1,000 Minnesota businesses each year. We want to understand the needs and concerns of Minnesota businesses as a whole, as well as identify specific opportunities to help individual businesses stay and grow in the state.

Our Grow Minnesota! Partnership team helps Minnesota businesses (including yours) locate the right resource/s and provide professional assistance so your business will succeed, stay and grow in our state. We have successfully linked businesses to all kinds of resources, including:

  • Minnesota supplier sourcing
  • Workforce recruiting and training
  • Business financing programs
  • Exporting opportunities
  • Technical and regulatory assistance
  • Networking and business development opportunities
  • Economic and labor market research
  • Environmental sustainability and energy conservation assistance
  • Training/consulting for entrepreneurs and small businesses

Contact our professional staff to schedule a comprehensive Grow Minnesota! visit or to inquire about resources to help you grow your business in Minnesota.