Business Resources

Business Resources

The primary purpose of Lake Street Council is to engage, serve, and advocate for the Lake Street business community in Minneapolis to ensure the vitality and prosperity of the commercial corridor.

Every day, Lake Street Council works on:

  • research and strategic planning
  • business recruitment
  • safety and security
  • branding/marketing/PR
  • community events
  • online and door-to-door communications
  • commercial energy retrofits and energy savings
  • small business advocacy
  • management of Lake Street capital and natural resources

Additionally, we can introduce you to elected officials and their staff and/or connect you with the many departments and agencies within the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County like business licensing or the special service districts. 

Looking for something specific? Check out these resources below: 

  • City of Minneapolis 2% Loan Program. This loan program provides financing to small businesses (retail, service or light manufacturing) to purchase equipment and/or to make building improvements.
  • Starting a Business Guide. Small businesses are a big deal. This website provides resources for those interested in starting a small business in Minneapolis.
  • Graffiti Removal. Graffiti happens. Here's information for how to combat and remove it from our business. 

Lake Street Council Partners

The following is a list of organizations operating in the Lake Street corridor that also may be able to assist you: