Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership


This public-private partnership works together to develop a broad-based marketing initiative to promote Minnesota and its business economy at local, regional, and national venues.

Partnership members are eager to help your business with its growth, expansion, and retention needs.

As a Positively Minnesota marketing partner, you can leverage your marketing dollars and help increase Minnesota's visibility to site selectors and corporate real estate managers statewide, regionally and nationally.

You also increase your community's, organization's, or region's visibility by participating as a sponsor in the various events and activities offered throughout the year.

By attending the quarterly meetings and voicing your opinion, you can help shape Positively Minnesota marketing efforts to promote Minnesota's economic development.

If you are unable to actively participate in events or the quarterly meetings, your support is an extremely important part of ensuring Minnesota's marketing efforts continue.


Whether you're considering a business expansion or relocation or are just looking for more ways to market your Minnesota-based company, the Positively Minnesota Marketing Partners are available to answer your questions.

Partnership staff can help provide detailed information about Minnesota's business climate and put you in contact with appropriate partners. They can also arrange for you to meet our partners at industry and economic development conferences nationwide.

Contact the Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership at 651-259-7432 or email us today.

Get to Know Our Partners 
The Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership members bring a wide variety of professional expertise to the table. From business and industry to state and local government, they cover all the bases. Select the links below to learn more about our partners.

Community Economic Development Organizations

Regional Economic Development Organizations

City, County, and State Governments

Port Authorities

Private Businesses (development, construction, architectural, corporate real estate)

Professional Membership Organizations

  • Economic Development Services
  • EDAM


Join Us

Here are just a few of the many benefits of joining the Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership.

Influence Minnesota's economic development marketing strategy

  • Attend Marketing Partnership meetings
  • Participate in special projects and task forces
  • Access Positively Minnesota Executive Committee members who determine strategy

Increase your organization's visibility

  • Attend, exhibit, and network at highly selective trade shows and conferences
  • Meet decision-makers at small, private dinners and receptions
  • Build long-term relationships attending a wide variety of Positively Minnesota events
  • Claim one of four free monthly passes to CoreNet Global Midwest Chapter meeting

Incorporate Positively Minnesota into your local and regional marketing

  • Customize your marketing efforts based on local and regional marketing goals and budget
  • Co-brand local and regional marketing with the Positively Minnesota brand
  • Access collateral, research materials, and giveaways  
    (free or reduced rate to Positively Minnesota Marketing Partners)

Join Positively Minnesota  
To get started, download the Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership application.

The Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership is an annual membership effective January 1 - December 31 of each calendar year. Complete the application and process a payment for $540. Make checks payable to DEED.

Mail the application and payment to:

Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership  
Attention: Jennifer Pettit-Hanson  
Business and Community Development Office  
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development  
1st National Bank Building  
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200  
St. Paul, MN 55101

For More Information  
Contact Jennifer Pettit-Hanson at 651-259-7298 or send us an email. 


Select from the links below to view, download and print the presentations given during meetings of the Positively Minnesota Marketing Partnership.

December Meeting  
Our final quarterly meeting of 2012 included a presentation on logistics and supply chain trends from Tim Feemster of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Logistics and Supply Chain Trends Impacting International Trade, Inland Ports, and DC/Manufacturing Site Selection   
Presentation of Tim Feemster, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services.

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