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Grow Minnesota! Partnership

Partnership drives economic growth

The Grow Minnesota! Partnership is Minnesota’s premier private-sector-led business retention and assistance program. The partnership of more than 90 local chambers and economic development organizations work to spur business growth throughout the state. They conduct  confidential, comprehensive one-on-one site visits with nearly a thousand businesses each year, tracking on-the-ground business conditions, collecting data on what it takes for businesses to stay and grow in Minnesota, and identifying areas where they can provide solutions to  business concerns. And they develop impactful initiatives to address our state’s most pressing business challenges, helping businesses understand how to stay and grow in their community.

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The Minnesota Chamber and our local chamber partners conduct confidential, comprehensive, one-on-one conversations with nearly a thousand businesses each year. We track on-the-ground business conditions. We collect data on what it takes for businesses to stay and grow in Minnesota. We identify private-sector solutions and/or advocate for public policy changes to address business concerns.


MN Supplier Match is a database that highlights Minnesota’s robust supply chain and increases business-to-business activity in the state. This distinct program creates value for businesses that want the advantages of sourcing from local suppliers – customization, accessibility, rapid delivery, shared networks and trusted quality. It helps suppliers looking for new business opportunities with Minnesota-based customers. And it helps Minnesota’s economy by keeping more dollars in the state and making our suppliers and buyers more competitive.


Grow Minnesota! Partnership Quarterly Report

View our latest update on the progress the Grow Minnesota! Partnership is making this year.

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Grow Minnesota! Partnership Economic Outlook Results

Read what our Grow Minnesota! Partnership data shows about the future of Minnesota's economy. 

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The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Grow Minnesota! Partnership program strives to direct resources to businesses so they can invest, prosper, and grow in Minnesota. Whether you are starting, relocating, or expanding your company, we want to help you find the business assistance resources you need to succeed, and in turn, contribute to Minnesota’s growing statewide economy.

Resources include: small business loan programs, information on how to start a business, resources for entrepreneurs, workforce recruitment assistance and training grants, exporting services and seminars, information on environmental permitting and regulations, energy use and waste reduction programs.

Become a Grow Minnesota! Partner

Grow Minnesota! 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 more than 90 local chambers and economic development organizations statewide.

Grow Minnesota! Partnership Staff

Vicki Stute
Vicki Stute
Vice President, Programs and Business Services

Kathi Schaff
Kathi Schaff
Director, Grow Minnesota!® Partnership

Sean O'Neil
Sean O'Neil
Business Development Coordinator