Grow Minnesota! was launched ten years ago on the premise that Minnesota businesses deserved to be thanked for investing in our state. Today, our chamber, in partnership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, is helping to preserve and generate jobs across the state.
This statewide network is focused more than ever on solving the everyday problems of business during this challenging economy. The demand for business assistance is as strong as ever, and we’re poised to respond.
Grow Minnesota! is a distinctive private-sector job retention and creation program conducted in partnership with 55 local chambers of commerce and private-sector economic development organizations. The local partners, including our community, are integral to the overall success of the program. The statewide economy is only as strong as the collective vitality of our communities.
This economic development initiative distinguishes itself from other public- and private-sector efforts through the nearly 1000 confidential conversations conducted annually with business leaders across the state. In addition, our one-on-one connections keep pulse of the changing needs of companies in our global economy.
Grow Minnesota! prides itself as a problem-solver for your economic development needs. The program started with the goal of thanking businesses for investing in Minnesota and asking owners and top-level managers what was needed in public policy to assure they would stay and grow in the state. More and more companies asked for help, and we’ve tried to help them all. They tell us about their public policy concerns, but more often than we would have ever guessed, they ask for specific assistance. Today, 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, and we 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.
On a local level our GROW Faribault team has conducted over 150 visits with local businesses. The focus of the visits are economic strength and growth. The local team will assist businesses with any business question or issue as part of the GROW Faribault effort.
For more information on Grow Minnesota! or to request a visit from us, please contact Kymn Anderson 507-334-4381.