Exciting News!  - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of its online Grow Minnesota!SM Online Business Resources
The Minnesota Chamber’s premier business retention and assistance program, Grow Minnesota! is proud to announce the launch of its Business Resources web pages, https://www.mnchamber.com/grow-minnesota-business-resources . The program has been in operation since 2002 and works in partnership with 76 local chambers and economic development entities throughout Minnesota, including the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, to regularly visit with company leadership face to face. More than 10,000 visits have been conducted and close to 2,000 businesses of all sizes representing diverse industries throughout Minnesota have received assistance from Grow Minnesota! since it began.
During Grow Minnesota! visits, many businesses voiced their frustration in trying to locate relevant business resources as well as connect with the appropriate person. As a result, the Minnesota Chamber conducted extensive research and ultimately developed the Business Resource pages. The goal is to reduce the time and frustration for connecting Minnesota business people with the correct resources and contact person.
Businesses will be able to easily navigate the pages to identify and access state and regional resources related to seven categories: business financing, entrepreneurship, environment and energy, exporting/importing, research and data tools, start and manage a business, and workforce development. For local resource requests, users can easily link to the appropriate Grow Minnesota! local partner.
Grow Minnesota! recognizes there are tens of thousands of Minnesota businesses that have not yet received a face-to-face Grow Minnesota! visit and yet may need assistance. The Business Resource web pages will provide a valuable tool. As always, the pages allow users to receive personal attention from the Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota! staff.

For more information on Grow Minnesota!, contact Kathi Schaff, director Grow Minnesota!, 651.292.4667 or kschaff@mnchamber.com , or your local Grow Minnesota! partner Winona Area chamber of Commerce 507-452-22272, or info@winonachamber.com