Grow Minnesota!® Partnership, a subsidiary of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, is a distinctive private-sector grassroots program focused on business retention and assistance.  It was launched in 2003 on the premise that Minnesota’s existing businesses were not getting enough attention.  At present, the statewide network has 75 local partners representing chambers of commerce and economic development organizations.

This economic development initiative distinguishes itself from other public- and private-sector efforts through the nearly 800 confidential conversations conducted annually with business leaders across the state. 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. Aggregate findings are shared broadly with diverse groups throughout the year.

Grow Minnesota! Partnership also prides itself as a problem-solver for your economic development needs. One in three 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.

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Kathi Schaff, Director Grow Minnesota!® Partnership