Center Cities Competitiveness Initiative
Bringing business to the heart of the region.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul celebrate our companies and welcome you to our center cities. Here you will find a pro-business climate, an outstanding tech community, and a dynamic bio-ag industry. Our med-tech corridor thrives as a home to more than 17 universities and colleges, a skilled labor market and many "Made in MN" products.
Business is a top priority.
Center Cities partners work collaboratively to accelerate job growth and capital investment in North Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis, the East Side of Saint Paul and Saint Paul's Midway Area. Through strategic enhancements and financial investments, these organizations are building a framework that will result in significant economic growth, increased talent retention and improved vitality for our region, which in turn will benefit area neighborhoods, residents and businesses alike. North Minneapolis and the East Side of Saint Paul are anchored by nearly 1,000 businesses and are home to myriad industries, including healthcare and medical technology, energy technology, business services, transportation and logistics, creative services, and advanced manufacturing. Here is a snapshot of the benefits our companies enjoy by locating to these two central areas.