Business Resources

The City of East Bethel works with many partners to foster business growth, expansion and redevelopment in East Bethel. Here are some regional resources that can help your business grow:  

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The Open to Business program in East Bethel is a collaboration between Anoka County and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers. An Open to Business adviser is available to provide one-on-one business counseling assistance customized to meet the needs of current business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. Financing is also available to qualified applicants. The Open to Business program is being offered free of charge to Anoka County businesses or residents.

Contact: Carrie Mikkonen, Business Advisor, 763-438-7315 | cmikkonen@mccdmn.org

East Bethel Chamber of Commerce

The East Bethel Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business organization that supports member businesses by providing programs and opportunities that support their prosperity. The East Bethel Chamber connects local businesses, service organizations and all levels of government to create an environment where people want to live, work and play.

The chamber is made up of businesses, civic organizations, public entities and concerned citizens that have united to promote a strong business climate and prospering community. They provide members with opportunities to network with other local businesses, learn from meetings and programs, and promote their businesses to help them thrive.

The Chamber’s staff and volunteers work diligently to connect your business with opportunities to succeed by working closely with the City of East Bethel and neighboring communities, Anoka County, and local service organizations to promote the economic health of our community. The East Bethel Chamber is the primary source for businesses and individuals seeking information on the business climate in our community.

Contact: www.eastbethelchamber.com/contact/  | 2241 221st Avenue NE, East Bethel, MN  55011

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

Contact: John Shoffner, Business Development Specialist, Twin Cities Region |  651-259-7445 or 800-657-3858 | john.shoffner@state.mn.us

DEED also has many valuable resources for small businesses:

Small Business Assistance Office: 651-556-8425 or 800-310-8323 | positivelyminnesota/business/help/sbao/ | deed.mnsbao@state.mn.us

Twin Cities Region Small Business Development Center: University of St. Thomas, Terrence Murphy Hall (TMH) 100, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 | 651-962-4500 | www.stthomas.edu/sbdc | mpryan@stthomas.edu

SCORE

355 Fifth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN, 56301  | 320-240-1332
 | www.centralminnesota.score.org/  | central.mn@scorevolunteer.org

The Central Minnesota Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. The Chapter provides free and confidential business mentoring in starting a new business, buying or selling a business, and managing an existing small business. SCORE also sponsors workshops on a number of business topics and more.