This website seeks to be a resource for your business. Find the connections you are looking for in our business community via our Member Directory and Partners list. If you see a business you want to connect more with, contact our Director. One of our key functions is to help you connect with our members.
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Our role is to be a connector for you to the resources that are timely and helpful so your project in our city can succeed. Contact us for more information if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Live people can be helpful too!
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When you call or email 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
As Minnesota's capitol city, Saint Paul features numerous historic sites and properties that are important to preserve. Led by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), the City of Saint Paul is committed to working with property owners to ensure that the history of our community can be enjoyed for years to come.(https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/planning-economic-development/heritage-preservation)
Welcome to the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO). HREEO champions justice and equity by confronting issues of discrimination and providing innovative avenues for accessibility and economic opportunities for all residents and businesses. HREEO achieves these goals by consistently delivering quality customer service, being a voice and advocate within the city and metro area, building relationships throughout the community, and enforcing laws.(https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/human-rights-equal-economic-opportunity)
Saint Paul is a vibrant city and a fantastic place to do business. The pages in this section provide a one-stop shop to help start-up and existing businesses find the information they need and leverage existing resources to start, grow and thrive in Saint Paul.(https://www.stpaul.gov/businesses/OpenForBusiness)
The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) builds community wealth through business, housing, jobs, planning, financial and cultural assets.
To achieve this mission the department administers a variety of planning, housing, business and economic development activities. These activities support a number of community initiatives and also provide direct benefits to home owners, home buyers, renters and businesses.(https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/planning-economic-development)
To be the leader in creating the safest, healthiest, most livable, and vibrant City in America.
To preserve and improve the quality of life in Saint Paul by protecting and promoting public health and safety for all.(https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/safety-inspections)
Businesses like yours are a valuable part of a vibrant city. The City of Saint Paul wants to help provide you the information you need to succeed. No doubt you’re eager to get going and make your dream a reality. That’s where this resourceful pocket guide can come in handy. Think of it as a road map to help get you from the planning stage all the way to your grand opening— and beyond. In fact, the diagram shown here is a high-level map of the potential paths through the process, start to finish.(https://www.stpaul.gov/businesses/open-business/opening-business)