Skip to main content

Resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest have impacted local businesses and economic recovery is a priority. Hennepin County is providing resources to help rebuild, reestablish, and reignite businesses.

On this page:


Elevate Business HC

Hennepin County in partnership with the Mpls Regional Chamber, is pleased to announce Elevate Business HC, a new public/private initiative offering pro bono services to businesses located in Hennepin County. The COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest have impacted local businesses and economic recovery is a priority. The goal of the program is to provide resources to help re-build, re-establish and re-ignite business.

Visit www.elevatebusinesshc.com, to learn more and register your business.

Business 4 Business MSP

Business 4 Business MSP is a broad coalition of public and private partners in the Twin Cities committed to building a local support network to help small businesses survive and recover from COVID-19 and other challenges facing our small business community.

Learn more

Business district COVID-19 toolkit

To help businesses and communities navigate changing landscapes and challenges, Hennepin County is working with partners to collect and share best practices for business districts. 

This toolkit has been updated as of June 19 with the latest information and resources.

Download toolkit version 2.0 (PDF) 

Business consulting available through Open to Business

To access one on one assistance from trained small business consultants free of charge, contact Open to Business. Open to Business is an approved lender for the State of Minnesota Small Business Emergency Loan Program.

Contact information

Businesses in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center: Kadra Abdi, kabdi@mccdmn.org, 612-454-0785

Businesses in all other cities in Hennepin County: John Endris, jendris@mccdmn.org, 612-843-3278

City of Minneapolis business contact: info@mccdmn.org, 612-789-7337 

Other state and local agency resources

For information on federal programs, visit www.usa.gov/coronavirus or http://www.gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Español).

Additional county COVID-19 resources can be found at hennepin.us/covid-19.