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Business Retention & Expansion

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Building relationships, creating solutions and more.

The Regional Business Retention and Expansion Coordination Strategy (BR&E) strives to communicate and coordinate efforts between organizations—collecting and sharing data, identifying opportunities and helping people partner and create solutions.


Working toward increased competitiveness, more capital investment and continual job growth.

The Regional Business Retention & Expansion Coordination Strategy (BR&E) serves the business community by building relationships, collecting and sharing data, identifying opportunities and determining solutions.

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

Working in partnership with multiple organizations, we increase business competitiveness in Greater MSP and positively impact capital investment and job growth

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Download our survey of key questions that you can use to ask companies in your region to find out more about their needs.

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Interested in learning more or taking part in this effort? We're happy to visit you on-site and make your business a part of our initiative.

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No matter the stage, MN DEED has the right tools and expertise to help your business start and stay strong. Start by exploring the "Minding Your Business" Resource Guide below.


GREATER MSP sends e-newsletters to regional partners, providing updates on BR&E activities. Submit your email address and we'll add you to the mailing list.


We've got you covered.

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's Business Resource Center connects your business to Minnesota Resources. Find information about local community Chambers of Commerce here.

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Lost your job and wondering what's next? At any stage in your job search, MN DEED has the resources and expertise to help. Also, be sure to check out the Make It. MSP. careers portal for recent postings.