Support for New Businesses

Anoka County supports new and expanding businesses through:
  • our participation in Greater MSP, an organization that aims to stimulate economic growth throughout the region;
  • the Open to Business program, which provides free one-on-one counseling with a business advisor for new and expanding businesses;
  • and the Economic Gardening program, which uses a “grow from within” strategy to help existing companies flourish.
“Our partnership with Greater MSP has helped bring nearly 1,000 new jobs and necessary business expansion to Anoka County.” Rhonda Sivarajah, Chair, Anoka County Board.
From Anoka County News, Vol 1-2016.
Watch our videos to see how the Open to Business and Economic Gardening programs have helped new businesses succeed in Anoka County. Go to Business Success Stories.

Anoka County has invested in the Minneapolis St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership - GREATER MSP. The Partnership is the primary point of contact for businesses looking to locate in the Twin Cities Metro.

GREATER MSP includes the Online Property Search Tool for locating available buildings/land and creating workforce and demographic reports for Anoka County and other communities in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.

Learn more about opportunities in Anoka County.


Anoka County is Open to Business!

Anoka County is home to hundreds of great businesses of all sizes employing thousands of people. We are proud to host the headquarters of some of the world’s leading companies in a host of industries including Medtronic, Aveda, Infinite Campus, DSTI, and many more. And we would be proud to have your business here, too!

Read more about our Open to Business program.

    Economic Gardening  
Economic Gardening services target growth oriented companies identified and selected by local economic developers or entrepreneur support organizations, and provide a suite of high-end, high-speed business growth resources. Learn more at