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Small business resource navigators

To provide COVID-19 related technical assistance and translation

Hennepin County has contracted with a number of community-based partners/ technical assistance providers to support small business owners by answering questions and connecting you to resources. Many of these providers can also assist in translation. See complete list of partners below. 

African Career, Education & Resource Inc. (ACER)

African Development Center

Black Women’s Wealth Alliance

Lao Assistance Center of MN

Latino Economic Development Center (EDC) 

Liberian Business Association

New American Development Center

  • Contact: Asad Aliweyd
  • Email:
  • Phone: 612-232-1372
  • Languages: Amharic, English, Oromo, Somali

Northside Economic Opportunity Network


Mary Matze