• Community Links

  • The Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce can assist you in a variety of ways with questions, ideas, concerns and issues that arise in the start-up and operation of a new or existing business. Whether it’s expansion, downsizing, financing, operation, marketing, insurance, etc. there are a variety of resources available in the Red Wing area that we can help you with. Below are some brief explanations of resources available.

     

    BusinessConnection
    (888) MINN-BIZ or (888) 646-6249
    www.mnbizconnect.com

    • BusinessConnection is a free, go-to service in Minnesota for any and all business questions.

     

    Dakota County Technical College
    1300 145th Street E.
    Rosemount, MN 55068
    (651) 423-8293 or 877-937-3282
    www.dctc.edu

    • Small business management course
    • Customized employee training
    • Employee testing and evaluation

     

    Enterprise Minnesota (Formerly Minnesota Technology, Inc.)
    310 4th Ave S, Ste 7050 
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    (612) 373-2900 
    www.enterpriseminnesota.org

    • Provides technological information and assistance to small manufacturing companies.

     

    Goodhue County
    509 W. 5th Street
    Red Wing, MN   55066
    651-385-3001
    www.co.goodhue.mn.us

    • Encourage economic and industrial development and redevelopment within Goodhue county
    • Acts on behalf of the county’s interest in continued job development and increased tax base
    • Support regional marketing and strategies
    • Maintain an inventory of site data
    • Serve as a clearinghouse of information and resources for programs and regulations

     

    Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
    1250 Homer Road, Suite 200
    Winona, MN  55987
    (507) 453-2920
    www.deed.state.mn.us

    • ”A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota”
    • Small business assistance
    • Community development assistance
    • Business development financing
    • Information and analysis
    • Business development library
    • International trade (See Minnesota Trade Office)

    For MNPRO Community Profiles and Property Database visit: www.mn.pro.com

     

    Minnesota Department of Revenue
    600 N. Robert Street
    St. Paul, MN 55146
    (651) 282-5225
    www.taxes.state.mn.us

    • Tax identification number


    Minnesota Project Innovation
    1st National Bank Building 
    332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200 
    Saint Paul, MN 55101-135 
    (651) 282-6714 
    (800) 657-3858 
    www.deed.state.mn

    • Government marketing assistance program that provides help to businesses interested in selling to the federal and state governments

     

    Minnesota Secretary of State Office
    180 State Office Building
    100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
    St. Paul, MN 55155-1299
    (651) 296-2803
    www.sos.state.mn.us

    • Business Registration, Business Incorporation

     

    Minnesota State College Southeast
    308 Pioneer Road
    Red Wing, MN   55066
    651-385-6300 or 877-853-TECH (8324)
    www.southeastmn.edu

    • Business management courses
    • Customized employee training
    • Employee testing and evaluation

     

    Minnesota Trade Office
    (A division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development)
    30 Seventh Street E.
    St. Paul, MN 55101-4902
    (651) 259-7498 or 800-657-3858
    www.exportminnesota.com

    • Export counseling and assistance
    • Export education and training
    • Export financing assistance
    • International library
    • International information network

     

    Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce
    439 Main Street
    Red Wing, MN  55066
    651-388-4719
    www.redwingchamber.com
    Our business is making your business stronger!

    • Referrals to assisting agencies and governmental bodies
    • Analysis of local business climate
    • Marketing opportunities for members
    • Educational opportunities for management and employees
    • Community brochures and other promotional material
    • Listing of state, regional and county offices and agencies that provide business services
    • Connect you with the Red Wing Area business community for a full range of support services: Accounting, legal, banking, real estate, marketing, consulting.

     

    Red Wing City Hall
    314 West 4th Street
    Red Wing, MN   55066
    651-385-3600

    • Zoning regulations
    • Building code regulations
    • Sign Permits

     

    Red Wing Downtown Main Street
    207 East Avenue
    651-385-7850
    www.downtownredwing.org

    Mission is to preserve, protect and promote Red Wing’s historic business districts.

    • Events to encourage people to visit downtown businesses

     

    Red Wing HRA (Red Wing Housing & Redevelopment Authority)
    428 West Fifth Street
    Red Wing, MN  55066
    651-388-7571
    www.redwinghra.org

    Administers a wide variety of housing and commercial loan programs to assist developers with housing, commercial buildings or vacant lots.

     

    Red Wing Ignite
    419 Bush Street
    Red Wing, MN   55066
    651-327-2115
    www.redwingignite.org

    Red Wing Ignite provides infrastructure that enables entrepreneurship and innovation for the Red Wing community.

    • Events to learn and connect
    • Resources for all stages of businesses
    • Programs to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow
    • Regional and national networks
    • Gigabit internet access
    • Collaborative space for meetings
    • Co-working space and private offices

     

    Red Wing Port Authority
    315 West 4th Street
    Red Wing, MN 55066
    651-385-3639
    www.redwingportauthority.org
    Email: shari.chorney@ci.red-wing.mn.us

    • Land inventory
    • Financing (loans for industrial projects, loans for commercial projects, reimbursements for municipal utility hookups for commercial and industrial projects, tax increment financing)

     

    Red Wing Public Library
    225 East Avenue
    Red Wing, MN   55066
    (651) 385-3673
    www.redwing.lib.mn.us

    • Business directories, magazines and newspapers
    • Numerous resource materials
    • Stock and mutual fund information
    • Company information
    • Books on business, ranging from resume writing to business planning

     

    Red Wing Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB(
    420 Levee Street
    Red Wing, MN  55066
    651-385-5934
    www.redwing.org

    Promotes tourism and attracts visitors to Red Wing businesses.

     

    Region 10 Small Business Development Center
    Rochester Community College
    851 30th Avenue SE
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 285-7536
    www.mnsbdc.com

    • General business counseling
    • Strategic management and market planning
    • SBA and commercial loan packaging
    • The Minnesota Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training
    • Technical assistance
    • The services of the SBDC are free of charge to businesses located within the eleven-county region

     

    SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
    SCORE Minnesota District
    www.score-mn.org
    www.facebook.com/SCOREMinnesota

    Free advice on all business questions- management, financing, marketing, inventory control, purchasing and financial control

    • Small business seminars and webinars

     

    Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund
    525 Florence Avenue
    PO Box 695
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    (507) 455-3215
    www.smifoundation.org

    • Provides gap financing and technical assistance to businesses that are starting up or expanding within the 20-county area of southeastern Minnesota. It focuses on value added manufacturing, technology innovative industries agri-processing, information industries, tourism, ag marketing, child care, handicapped and elderly care.
    • Programs and seminars addressing issues of interest to businesses within the region.

     

    U.S. Small Business Administration
    (800) U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722) 
    www.sba.gov

    • Information on starting a business, business planning, financing, marketing, taxes and much more.
    • For additional information visit their website.

     

    WorkForce Center
    1606 West Third Street
    Red Wing, MN   55066
    651-385-6402 or 800-584-6753
    www.workforcedevelopmentinc.org 

    • Partnership of agencies that provide a one-stop employment and training based service to jobseekers and to the employer. Includes Job Service, Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Inc. Office, School to Work services and Welfare to Work services.

     

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  • Sapphire Members

    1Source Office & Facility Supply
    Alliance Bank
    Coordinated Business Systems
    First Farmers & Merchants Bank
    HBC
    Merchants Bank
    Musty-Barnhart Agency
    North Risk Partners/C.O. Brown Division
    Pearle Vision of Red Wing
    Potter Ridge Assisted Living
    Red Wing Credit Union
    Smith, Schafer & Associates
    Spectrum Business
    St. Crispin Living Community
    Walmart
    Wells Fargo Bank