Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) is dedicated to serving our residents and businesses throughout all stages of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The community should follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Preservation (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health to ensure the safety of every Saint Paul resident, employee, customer, and visitor.
The Planning division promotes the social, physical, and economic well-being of residents, property owners, and business owners of Saint Paul by working on citywide, neighborhood, and major site plans, zoning, and providing local data and mapping resources.
The Economic Development division works to increase the number of jobs in Saint Paul, increase access to those jobs and opportunities, grow Saint Paul’s tax base, and lower unemployment among the City’s diverse populations with disproportionately high unemployment rates. The team also created the Business Resource Center to facilitate access to programs and services designed to help businesses succeed in Saint Paul.
The Housing Division works to ensure access to quality housing for all Saint Paul residents. The team finances housing construction and renovations, provide foreclosure prevention and counseling, supports homeless prevention and shelter services, and informs housing policy decisions.