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Building our future together

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As the largest county in Minnesota, Hennepin County is an economic and cultural epicenter with Midwest appeal and global reach. Here, we work in partnership to advance an inclusive and resilient economy. Our economic development programs support the success of all our people, businesses, and cities, and help make this the ideal place to prosper.

Resources for businesses and workers affected by COVID-19

Hennepin County has consolidated resources to help prepare our workforce and small businesses for impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Visit this page often as new resources and programs become available
Small Business Relief Program

Minnesota's economic engine

Mississippi River in the shape of the state of Minnesota
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1.2 million


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fortune 500 companies

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$122 billion

GDP (37% of state GDP)

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since 1977

AAA bond rating

Here to Partner

Explore our programs to support businesses, cities, and developers:

Ready for growth

By 2040, we expect: