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Grow Minnesota!



The Grow Minnesota! program helps businesses connect to critical resources to grow and expand in Minnesota. We work in partnership with local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and business resource providers to ensure that Minnesota companies have a strong network of supporters to address key challenges and grow their business here in the state.



Business assistance
One-on-one assistance to connect businesses to available resources.
Economic insights
Economic insights
Research on business expansion activity and economic trends.
Local economic development services
Local economic development services
View our local Grow Minnesota! partners and investors here.


What we do: 

Our Grow Minnesota! staff provide up to two hours of free consultation and follow-up assistance to identify potential resources and connections for your business.

Minnesota Chamber members receive additional assistance at no cost.

How it works: 

  1. Schedule a free consultation with one of our Grow Minnesota! staff. 
  2. During the consultation, we ask questions to get to know your business – what you do, your key challenges, opportunities and priorities for growth.
  3. Then we identify any potential programs or connections that fit your needs and send you a curated list of resources to review. 
  4. Finally, we help you take the next step, providing further program details and making introductions to the right contacts as needed.   

Get started by completing this short Grow Minnesota! form and let us know how we can assist your business.


What issues can we help with? 



Access to capital
Identify grants, tax credits, loan programs, and startup
investors for your business. We can also connect you to
free consulting and coaching services for more in-depth
financing assistance.



Workforce assistance
We can help you build partnerships with local workforce
providers and navigate grants and tax credits to lower your
workforce training costs.



Exporting and trade assistance 
Access state and federal exporting programs to grow your
international sales. Resources include grants, loans, export
insurance, digital certificates of origin, market research,
compliance and regulatory assistance, and international buyer



Expansion assistance
Our team can help you quickly connect to the right
agencies, professionals and financing incentives to
expand your business in Minnesota.



Minnesota supplier connections, customized
economic data, business succession
and transition resources, and more!



Grow Minnesota! reports and resource guides

Grow Minnesota!®’s Guide to workforce resources


Guide to exporting and trade
Guide to exporting and trade
Guide to business funding resources
Guide to business funding resources
What is succession and transition planning?
What is succession and transition planning?
Report on business retention and expansion
Report on business retention and expansion


Related resources

Business and economic development resources
Business and economic development resources
There are hundreds of available resources for Minnesota businesses across dozens of public and non-profit entities. We’ve compiled them into one spot to save you time. Resources include:

*Business financing


*Environmental sustainability

*Exporting and trade

*Economic research and data

*How to start a business

*Workforce assistance

*Business succession

*Digital tech resources
MN Supplier Match
MN Supplier Match
The Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota!® program provides a database for businesses seeking connections to Minnesota’s robust supply chain.
Filter by business ownership demographics, NAICS sector, or by other specialized criteria to find local experts to help you with:

*Manufacturing your product

*Financing your business

*Exporting/international trade

*Recruiting and staffing

*Business location/expansion

*Digitalization and automation
Grow Minnesota! articles and reports
Grow Minnesota! provides key insights on the state’s economy and in-depth reports on a variety of resources for Minnesota businesses.

Search through our recent reports and publications here.

Need customized economic data? Contact us at to learn more.

Grow Minnesota! Staff

Vicki Stute
Vicki Stute
Vice President, Programs and Business Services

Sarah Erickson
Sarah Erickson
Economic Development Coordinator

Sean O'Neil
Sean O'Neil
Director of Economic Development and Research

Nolan Thomas
Nolan Thomas
Economic Development Coordinator



Become a Grow Minnesota! Partner

Grow Minnesota! 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! partners and investors