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Starting a Local Food Business

Guide to Starting a Local Food Business in Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development
The City of Minneapolis has prepared a guide to starting a local food business in the city. It has been produced for use by local food entrepreneurs interested in using the funding and technical assistance available through the Homegrown Small Business Fund.

New tool makes it easier for entrepreneurs and small business owners to do business in Minneapolis

The City has launched a new web and mobile platform called the Minneapolis Business Portal. Designed to give local entrepreneurs and small business owners all of the information needed to plan, launch and grow businesses in Minneapolis, the site offers:

If you work with any business owners, please take the time to check out the portal and pass it along to them.

Other Resources

A Guide to Regulations for Local Food Entrepreneurs, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

Last updated Feb 2, 2018



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