• 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.


    (888) MINN-BIZ or (888) 646-6249

    • 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

    • 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 

    • Provides technological information and assistance to small manufacturing companies.


    Goodhue County
    509 W. 5th Street
    Red Wing, MN   55066

    • 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

    • ”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

    • 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 

    • 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

    • Business Registration, Business Incorporation


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

    • 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

    • 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
    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

    • Zoning regulations
    • Building code regulations
    • Sign Permits


    Red Wing Downtown Main Street
    207 East Avenue

    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

    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

    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
    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

    • 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

    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

    • 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

    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

    • 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) 

    • 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

    • 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.