Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) Department

Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 673-5095
FAX: (612) 673-5100

CPDE Homepage

Biomedical/Bioscience Field

Business services for economic development


Support Services for Minneapolis bioscience initiatives


CPED's mission is to promote and advance the City's planning and community development goals through strategic partnerships and responsible management of resources, and to support the public interest through implementation of the city's plans and priorities.


  • BusinessLink helps businesses navigate Minneapolis' regulatory system, secure financing and provide information on other resources

  • Low-interest, long-term, fixed-rate loans to commercial and industrial businesses

  • Micro loans to very small businesses

  • Working capital loans to established businesses

  • Revenue bond financing to large commercial, industrial, health care and nursing home facilities for expansion or relocation

  • Site search assistance for industrial businesses looking to expand or relocate in Minneapolis

  • Technical assistance to put businesses in touch with financing, job training, management assistance, technology transfer, export assistance, government contracts and more

  • Access to a myriad of research and financing resources through a comprehensive computerized information service

    Technical Support Contact