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Minnesota Business First Stop

Minnesota Business First Stop connects businesses to the right people, in the right agencies, and at the right time to take the confusion out of developing or expanding innovative or complex businesses in Minnesota.

Minnesota Business First Stop Project Assistance 

The cross-agency Minnesota Business First Stop Team streamlines the development process for complex business innovations or expansions that need information from multiple state agencies to best succeed.   

Commissioners of nine state agencies provide coordinated leadership and appoint experienced, senior staff to work across agencies to focus on problem-solving commonly needed for innovative or economically influential and complex projects today. 

First Stop is used for developments ranging from multi-million dollar expansions to innovative clean energy, water quality, or biochemical projects. 

First Stop is managed by the Department of Employment and Economic Development in partnership with eight additional state agencies.

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