Saint Paul has many resources to help new business owners get started and be successful. The City has information on all aspects of business development from planning, permits and licensing, site selection, and building plan review. Go to the website Open for Business
The district council can assist new businesses with processes for obtaining variances, weighing in on business plans and providing feedback to the city. We can also help you partner with neighbors by coordinating a community meeting to present plans to the neighborhood. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In addition, the Highland Business Association (HBA) and West 7th Business Association (W7BA) are committed to promoting, representing and supporting the Highland Park Business Community. These groups work with local property owners and the City of Saint Paul on issues that are important to the economy of Highland Park.