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Programs that power growth

We invest in people, places, and businesses through a series of targeted programs. Each are designed to help our region grow and our communities thrive.

Search programs available to businesses, developers and cities.

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Active Living

To help cities plan for healthy communities

Learn moreabout the Active Living
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Affordable Housing Development

To create or preserve long-term affordable housing for very low-income households

Learn moreabout the Affordable Housing Development
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Business District Initiative

To maximize the potential of main streets and commercial nodes

Learn moreabout the Business District Initiative
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Cohort-based executive education for growth-oriented business owners

Learn moreabout the CEO Now

Certified Access Academy

Increasing opportunities to do business with government and corporate entities

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Elevate Hennepin Construction

Expert insight and consulting services for construction entrepreneurs

Learn moreabout the Elevate Hennepin Construction

Love Local campaign

Shop local, love where you live marketing campaign

Learn moreabout the Love Local campaign
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Business Recycling Grants

To help your organization reduce waste and boost your bottom line

Learn moreabout the Business Recycling Grants
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CEO Next

Advanced research and CEO resources for established businesses

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Community Investment Initiative

Place-based investments to accelerate economic revitalization

Learn moreabout the Community Investment Initiative
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Work with Hennepin County

Learn moreabout the Contracting
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Elevate Hennepin

Entrepreneurs and business owners are re-imagining and re-building their businesses daily with Elevate Hennepin.

Learn moreabout the Elevate Hennepin

Environmental Response Fund

Cleaning up contaminated land for development

Learn moreabout the Environmental Response Fund
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Foreign Trade Zone

To reduce your cost of doing business internationally

Learn moreabout the Foreign Trade Zone
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Hennepin Planning Grants

To support Hennepin County cities’ planning efforts

Learn moreabout the Hennepin Planning Grants
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Hennepin County Library

Library resources collected specifically for business owners

Learn moreabout the Hennepin County Library
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To help make energy efficient upgrades to your property

Learn moreabout the MinnPACE
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Transit Oriented Development

Creating walkable, mixed-use, human-centered communities

Learn moreabout the Transit Oriented Development
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