Locating and growing a business in Eagan is in itself a great advantage. Superior location, lower taxes, and access to the Twin City Region’s quality labor market, infrastructure and amenities are just some of the benefits of doing business here. The City of Eagan offers a wide range of business resources. While direct financial assistance tools are listed here, the City also considers sponsorship of qualifying applications for state programs, provides guidance for site selection and streamlined permitting for site improvements and new construction.

Open To Business

Starting or growing a small business isn't easy, and hiring a trusted advisor to help get a business off the ground is usually very expensive. To encourage small business growth, the City of Eagan is offering free, one-on-one small business consulting to current and future small businesses and entrepreneurial residents.

Eagan provides a certified "Open to Business" consultant from the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) who will offer free business consulting services to any Eagan business or resident. Open To Business advisors can help plan and work through small business challenges such as:

  • Accounting and record-keeping
  • Business acquisition
  • Business start-up
  • Business plan development
  • Cash flow, financial and business analysis
  • Loan packaging
  • Networking Operations
  • Strategic planning
  • Commercial real estate analysis

In addition, "Open to Business" advisors can assist entrepreneurs in identifying their borrowing needs and financing options. Direct financing and loans are also available through the program.

For more information on the services offered in the "Open to Business" program or to schedule an appointment contact:

Natalie Mouilso
Business Advisor
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
3137 Chicago Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Direct: 952-451-6390
MCCD: 612-789-7337

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The "Open to Business" program is made possible through a cost-saving partnership with the Dakota County Community Development Association (CDA) and ten Dakota County cities, the Northern Dakota County Regional Chambers of Commerce and other county Chambers, and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).

State Business Assistance

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state's principal economic development agency. DEED business assistance programs have the tools to help start, manage and grow your business.

Financial Assistance Tools & Policy

The City of Eagan will consider financial business assistance for qualifying projects that meet the Eagan Business Assistance Policy on a case by case basis. While direct City financial assistance tools are limited, there are additional opportunities for the City to be an advocate for assistance from other resources such as state assistance programs.

Find more information here about Eagan's Business Assistance Policy, or call our Community Development Department at (651) 675-5660.