City staff can help connect you to partner organizations that offer expertise in numerous areas. The following organizations can provide you with resources and information on how to start a business, government contracting opportunities, and other varied services. Contact the organizations below directly or contact us to get pointed in the right direction for your unique needs!

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Organization Contact Description Services Languages
African Development Center nfo@adcminnesota.org
612-333-4722
Guides African immigrants and refugees to economic prosperity
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English, Somali, Swahili
African Economic Development Solutions (AEDA) info@aeds-mn.org
651-646-9411
Builds wealth within communities of Black heritage through economic development activities
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English, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Amharic, Tigrinya
Asian Economic Development Association info@aeda-mn.org
651-222-7798
Expands opportunities for economic success for low-income Asian Americans
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English, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish
City of Saint Paul: HREEO 651-266-8900 Facilitates CERT certification for woman, minority-owned businesses to do government contract work
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English
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) info@clues.org
651-379-4200
Programs and services connect families to resources for people to be empowered
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English, Spanish
CRF Connect2Capital maddie@crfusa.com
612-305-2052
Helps small, for-profit businesses access the funds they need to grow and create jobs image English
East Side Neighborhood Development Coporation, Inc. adejoy@esndc.org
651-288-8744
Engaging the community to create affordable housing and support commercial development
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English
Greater MSP info@greatermsp.org
651-287-1300
Provides economic development services to accelerate job growth and capital investment
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English
James J. Hill Center lshaw@JJhill.org
651-265-5430
Provides access to large informational database, entrepreneurial programs and networking for each stage of business development. imageimageimage English
Latino Economic Development Center 612-724-5332 Transforms community by creating economic opportunity for Latinos
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English, Spanish
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) info@meda.net
612-332-6332
Business services for minority entrepreneurs
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English
Milestone Growth Fund inquirymgt@milestonegrowth.com
612-338-0090
Long-term financing for minority entrepreneurs
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English
Minnesota Business Finance Corp mmueller@mbfc.org
612-746-6905
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Minnesota Small Business Assistance Office deed.mnsbao@state.mn.us
651-556-8425
Financial assistance, counseling, assistance for small business owners
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English
Model Cities bohawkins@modelcities.org
651-632-8343
Carries out community-based development that contributes to revitalization of urban communities image English
Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) 651-291-2480 Provides training, lending, business services and incubator spaces to local entrepreneurs.
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English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Arabic, Oromo
Non-Profits Assistance Fund 612-278-7180 Invests capital and expertise in nonprofits
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English
North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation info@nendc.org
651-771-6955
Improves economic conditions for area residents and businesses
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English, Hmong
Saint Paul Port Authority info@sppa.com
651-224-5686
Economic development services to attract/retain jobs, with a focus on industrial business
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English
Ramsey County Workforce Center 651-642-0363 Helps businesses find and train workers, provides business-related data
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English
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) minneapolis.mn@sba.gov
612-370-2324
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns
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English, Spanish
University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development bced@umn.edu
612-624-0530
Pairs graduate students with businesses to assist with development
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University of St. Thomas Small Business Development Center mpryan@stthomas.edu
651-962-4500
Free business consulting services for small businesses
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English
WomenVenture info@womenventure.org
651-646-3808
Provides women with tools to achieve economic success through small business ownership
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English
Saint Paul Public Library: George Latimer Central Library/Rondo Community Outreach Library Central.Library@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Branch.Rondo@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651-266-7000
Free classes, research assistance, notary services, and technology help for business owners
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English (more languages but limited availability)

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Last Edited: September 24, 2018