Ready to Connect?

The first step to access business assistance from the City of Saint Paul is to submit the Business Assistance Intake Form. Whether you are looking for financial assistance or other business support resources, by submitting the intake form, we will be better equipped to assess resource matches across our business assistance programs. Please complete and submit the form and we will follow up with you.

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Saint Paul is a vibrant city and a fantastic place to do business. The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) provides a variety of financial and technical assistance programs and resources to help businesses of any size start, grow and thrive across all neighborhoods of Saint Paul.

Our Business Resources team is ready to work with you to determine the best connections and resources to meet your needs and set your business up for success:

  • General business consultation
  • Business planning
  • Site selection
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Funding application assistance
  • Connecting you with city departments or other agencies
  • Building permits and inspections
  • Most business licensing
  • Site and building plan review

Types of Assistance

Soleil Ramirez -  owner of Crasqui

Financial Assistance

The City of Saint Paul offers a variety of programs to help businesses of all sizes locate and grow here.

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Deb Loch of Urban Growler

Technical Assistance

City staff can also connect local businesses with a variety of technical assistance resources.

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More Resources

2022 Lunar Summit at The Coven in Saint Paul

Organizations and Groups to Know

A variety of nonprofit and community groups and organizations are ready to help your business succeed.

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Saint Paul Business Awards - 2023 winner - InControl

Small Business Newsletter

The City of Saint Paul small business newsletter is your go-to source for the latest updates, events and resources relevant to our local business ecosystem.

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Last Edited: November 9, 2023