Business Resources

The City of Maplewood strives to foster business growth, expansion and redevelopment in Maplewood. We understand that starting--and maintaining--a business is a multi faceted venture.  We want you to know, we're here to help!

Refer to the links provided to learn more about the available regional resources that can help your business succeed!
  1. Minnesota DEED

    The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

  2. Ramsey County Community and Economic Development

  3. Score

    SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Its volunteer counselors are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders. They provide free and confidential advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners in every industry.

  4. African Development Center of Minnesota

    ADC provides training, lending and technical assistance to guide African immigrants and refugees in Minnesota along the path to economic prosperity.

  5. Latino Economic Development Center

    LEDC is a non profit organization that was founded by Latino leaders in different fields of community development to establish, stabilize, and grow businesses through orientations, classes, business development consulting, technical assistance, and access to capital for new and existing entrepreneurs.

  6. Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

    MCCD is an association of nonprofit community development organizations. It is committed to expanding the wealth and resources of Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County neighborhoods through economic development and housing initiatives. Among other initiatives, it manages a small business loan program designed to help new and early stage businesses access the capital and the technical assistance they need to grow and prosper.

  7. MNPRO

  8. National Association of Women Business Owners

    As one of 90 NAWBO chapters in the U.S., the Minnesota chapter gives women business owners the opportunity to network with their peers, educate government officials on business issues related to women, and benefit from leadership training.

  9. Asian Economic Development Association

    Business Technical Assistance AEDA provides counseling and training to new and existing business owners to start and improve their businesses. AEDA train in several Asian languages so that businesses can learn in the language they are most comfortable with

  10. Small Business Assistance Office

    The Small Business Assistance Office places a special emphasis on providing the in-depth information that is so crucial to business success yet too costly for many businessmen and women to obtain on their own. We help reduce the expense in terms of money, time, expertise, and lost opportunity for startups and established businesses alike by offering individual consultation services along with a comprehensive series of business guidebooks.

  11. Minnesota WorkForce Center (Ramsey County)

    WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.