Contributed by: Kathi Schaff, Grow Minnesota Partnership
Businesses across Minnesota continue to benefit from the personalized assistance of Grow Minnesota!, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce program coordinated with close to 80 local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. The statewide program is dedicated to retaining, assisting and growing Minnesota companies.
The 2018 yearend update highlights initiatives that have resulted from our statewide business retention visits. These include:
· Business Education Networks (BENS), workforce development solutions initiated by chambers of commerce and private businesses, from Winona to Minneapolis to Brainerd.
· MN Supplier Match, expansion of Minnesota supply chain opportunities. Registrations are encouraged and are at no cost to any B2B Minnesota business.
Over 2,400 Minnesota companies have been assisted since the Grow Minnesota! program began in 2003. Roughly one in three businesses visited results in some form of business assistance from a Grow Minnesota! partner. As a result of identifying and coordinating resources with many of your organizations, we together have solved everyday business challenges for companies statewide.
If your business is ready for a Grow Minnesota! visit, contact one Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your visit scheduled.