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Business Retention & Expansion

The Regional Business Retention and Expansion Coordination Strategy (BR&E) strives to communicate and coordinate between multiple organizations. Together, the Region serves the business community by building relationships, collecting and sharing data, identifying opportunities and determining solutions. Working in partnership with multiple organizations, we increase business competitiveness in Greater MSP and positively impact capital investment and job growth.  

A core function of the BR&E strategy involves meeting with business owners, CEOs, and top managers annually to build relationships and collect important information. Every organization may have a different reason to visit a business, however everyone can benefit from collecting information.


The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) and GREATER MSP are working together to identify key questions to ask organizations and companies.


2015 was a busy year for Business Retention & Expansion. View our summary analysis of 2015 Business Retention and Expansion visits. The full report is also available here.



Business Retention & Expansion Resources

BR&E common questions survey

The Common Questions Survey are key questions that you can use to ask companies in your region to find out more about their needs. 

PDF Survey


Every quarter, an E-newsletter is sent to regional partners providing updates on BR&E activity updates. Contact Betsy Knapp to be added to the mailing list.

April 2015

January 2015

October 2014


We're here to help!

Interested or want to learn more? Click on the icon above to request a Business Retention & Expansion visit!

Exploring. Starting. Managing. Growing. 

No matter the stage, MN DEED has got the right tools and expertise to help your business start strong and stay strong. Click the icon above to be taken to the Mind Your Business Resource Guide.

minnesota chamber of commerce

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's Business Resource Center connects YOUR business to Minnesota Resources. To browse resources click on the icon above.

We've got you covered!

Lost your job and wondering what's next? At any stage in your job search, MN DEED has the resources and expertise to help. Click the icon above to visit DEED's Job Seeker resource page.

need more?

Use the tools below to help schedule a visit with your local companies!

Request for Visit Letter

Calling Businesses Guidelines


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