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Grow Minnesota!

400 Robert Street North, Suite 1500 • St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
(P) (651) 292-4658  

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Bill Blazar, Sr Vice President, Public Affairs and Business Development

Company Description:

Grow Minnesota!, a subsidiary of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, is a distinctive private-sector program focused on job retention and creation. It was launched in 2003 on the premise that Minnesota’s existing businesses were not getting enough attention At present, the network has 56 local partners representing chambers of commerce or private-sector economic development organizations.

This economic development initiative 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 public policy agenda of the Minnesota Chamber.

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. We are doing everything we can to help prepare businesses to grow.

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is the state's largest and premier business advocacy organization. As the statewide voice of business, the Chamber represents more than 2,400 businesses of all types and sizes across Minnesota. The Minnesota Chamber excels at offering private-sector solutions to public-sector problems.

"2016 Top State for Business"


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune

"#1 State for Quality of Life"


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015

"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

U.S. News & World Report