Economic Development Resources

Positively Minnesota

This public-private partnership works together to develop a broad-based marketing initiative to promote Minnesota and its business economy at local, regional, and national venues. Partnership members are eager to help your business with its growth, expansion, and retention needs..


Small Business Development Centers

Most every business begins as a small business. While some stay small in scale and scope, others continually grow and diversify.

No matter how your business may grow or change, one thing remains constant: Your profitability and growth depend on your ability to make sound business decisions.

Our statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today’s competitive and ever-changing business world.



SCORE offers the nation’s largest, network of free, expert business mentors.
If you’re just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.
With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about managing money, motivating your team, and other business topics.
We can be your confidant, your cheerleader and your accountability partner on your path to achieving success.

Open to Business

The Open to Business program helps new and early stage businesses access the technical assistance they need to grow and prosper. MCCD’s experienced team provides the advice and counseling to clients, helping them achieve their entrepreneurial goals.