• Business Resources

  • Businesses can easily navigate these pages to identify and access state and regional resources related to seven categories:
    Business Financing; Entrepreneurship; Environment and Energy; Exporting/Importing; Research and Data tools; Start and manage a business; Workforce Development.  These state and regional resources were compiled collectively by the Minnesota Chamber and local chambers.  


    Your free, go-to service in Minnesota for any and all business questions: starting a business, expanding your business, selling a business, business plans, legal structures, environmental permits, business loans, patents, insurance, finding employees, hiring employees, training employees, advertising, marketing, and much more!!  This is a valuable resource that can assist you in reaching your full potential as a business. You have access to real people that can help you with your questions about starting, running, or improving your business.
    http://www.mnchamber.com/grow-minnesota-business-resources 

    Minnesota Business First Stop
    Customer service to streamline the development process for business expansions, re-locations and startups.  Assistance from multiple agencies.
    http://mn.gov/deed/business/help/first-stop/

    Minnesota WasteWise
    mnwastewise.org

    USDA and Rural Development - Rural housing, business, energy and cooperative programs
    rd.usda.gov/mn

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    Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)


    Cost of Living - Provides a yearly estimate of required wages to meet basic cost of living
    Check out cost of living in Waseca comparison calculator.
    mn.gov/deed/col

    Economic Development Resource Guide mn.gov/deed/guide

    How to Start a Business in Minnesota (“A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota”)
    http://mn.gov/deed/images/guide-starting-business-minnesota-34th-ed-2016.pdf 

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

    Career Profile - Find wages, demand, job opportunities
    mn.gov/deed/careers

    Job Training Incentive Program
    Provides grants to new and expanding businesses for training new workers
    mn.gov/deed/business/financing-business/mjsp/training-grants/index.jsp

    Minnesota Works
    www.minnesotaworks.net

    Occupations in Demand - List of current jobs in demand by educational requirements and wages
    mn.gov/deed/oid

    Returning Veterans
    careeronestop.org/reemployment/veterans

    Finding the right employee for your business - Source Nect, Inc.
    Small Business Recruiting Guide and Resources


    WorkForce Center – Mankato
    12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1600A
      
    507-344-2622

    WorkForce Resource Guidemn.gov/deed/images/wdd-resource-guide.pdf
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  • CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

  • Representative John Petersburg (R) - District 24A
    577 State Office Building - 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    St. Paul, MN  55155
    507-461-4377
    johnpetersburg.com

    Senator John Jasinski (DFL) - District 24
    95 University Ave W
    Minnesota Senate Bldg 3229
    St. Paul, MN 55155
    651-296-0284
    Sen.John Jasinski

     

  • Representative Tony Cornish (R)  District 23B
    369 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    St. Paul, MN  55155
    651-296-4240

    Rep. Tony Cornish

    Senator Julie Rosen (R) - District 23
    139 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    St. Paul, MN  55155
    651-296-9457
    Sen. Julie Rosen

     

  • US Representative Tim Walz (DFL) 1st District
    Mankato Office
    527-1/2 South Front Street
    Mankato, MN 56001
    507-388-2149 or 1-877-846-9259
    walz.house.gov

    Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL)
    Southern Office
    1130-1/2 7th St NW Rochester, MN 55901
    507-288-5321 or 888-224-9043
    klobuchar.senate.gov

    Senator Al Franken (DFL)
    1202-1/2 7th St. NW, Suite 213, Rochester, MN  55901
    507-288-2003
    franken.senate.gov