Organizations and Groups to Know

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
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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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