The first step to access business assistance from the City 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.

When you connect with the Business Resource Center, City staff can assist you with:

  • 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

Call us: 651-266-6565


City Financial Assistance

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

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Technical Assistance

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

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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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COVID-19 Resources

For more information on the City of Saint Paul's COVID-19 response, subscribe to the COVID-19 bulletin and visit

Last Edited: September 26, 2022