Launched in 2003, Grow Minnesota! is a distinctive private-sector program focused on job retention and creation. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber has joined forces with more than 50 other chambers/economic development organizations across the state to insure that Minnesota’s existing businesses were getting the attention they deserve. Administered by the Minnesota Chamber, Grow Minnesota! is an effective initiative to thank those businesses and find out how we might help them expand here at home.
This economic development program distinguishes itself from other public- and private-sector efforts through the nearly 900 confidential conversations conducted annually with business leaders across the state. Annual findings are published each fall. The data provide a pulse of the changing needs of companies in our global economy, and the research enriches the Chambers public policy agenda.
Grow Minnesota! also prides itself as a problem-solver for your economic development needs. One in seven visits results in some follow-up assistance. With every conversation and call, we are building important bonds between a business and our community and state. We also are increasing the utilization of our state’s great network of people and programs designed to help businesses succeed in Minnesota. This is one of the ways we are doing everything we can to help prepare businesses to grow.