The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is advocating for businesses of all sizes at all levels of government, as well as those they employ.

Business and trade associations, as well as owners and operators, from across the region have formed a coalition to work on issues that are affecting operations and employees. Together we are advocating for sensible policies and solutions that will support those that continue to do business, those that are having to adapt their business model, and those that have experienced mandatory closures. We are doing this at the federal, state and local levels. Visit toolocaltofail.com today.

If you’d like to become a member of the small business coalition #TooLocalToFail, click here.

We also want to bring together the stories of businesses that make our region great. We are so fortunate to live in a place where companies large and small work together to support the community. Now it’s time to make sure the places we love make it through this unprecedented time. Send us your stories at communications@mplschamber.com and we’ll share them here.  #TooLocalToFail

Paycheck Protection Program – What Businesses and Nonprofits Need to Know

The $2 trillion federal stimulus bill – known as the CARES Act – included $349 billion for job retention and business operating expenses in the Paycheck Protection Program.

As part of our “Too Local To Fail” effort, we want to help Minnesota small businesses be ready to apply for these funds. Click here to see what small businesses need to know and click here to see what nonprofits need to know.

The Minneapolis Regional and Twin West Chambers have curate a list of our member lenders that may be able to assist with SBA loan applications. Follow this link to see the list.

For more information about the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program, follow this link to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

On April 2, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber in partnership with Sunrise Banks hosted the webinar, $350 Billion For Small Businesses – Now What?, focused on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. Click here to view the video.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Communities

Our region, state and nation are facing an extraordinary public health crisis with the onset and spread of COVID-19. This is creating unprecedented challenges in nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

Please use these links to read Governor Walz’s Executive Orders, Proclamations and Resolutions made by city of Minneapolis Mayor Frey, as well as those issued by Bloomington Mayor Tim Busse. We are moving quickly to respond to the questions and needs of our business community.

We recognize that businesses have a myriad of questions about how to proceed, adapt and navigate this rapidly changing environment. We have curated a list of resources to help. Please follow this link to access this information.

We appreciate all your efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, your efforts to retain employees and your support of the broader community. The innovations we have seen to date are exceptional and we are proud to serve and support our members and stakeholders. We are in this together.

mspWellness COVID-19 Resources

The mspWellness program, facilitated by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber and in partnership with the Minneapolis Health Department, provides resources for employers and employees to encourage healthy work environments and healthy living. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber has curated a list of wellness resources specific to the COVID-19 outbreak which can be found here. You can also sign up for a weekly mspWellness newsletter which will provide businesses and employees with health department information, wellness tips and new resources as they become available.

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Our Mission

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber engages with members to advocate for a positive business environment, enhance economic prosperity and build partnerships that help to advance our region’s interests.

Our Vision

We seek to build a high-quality, globally competitive and thriving region where businesses flourish, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed through economic opportunity and jobs.