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Green Your Business

Minneapolis is deeply committed to retaining, growing and attracting green-manufacturing businesses and jobs in the City. 

Thinc.Green MSP Regional Partnership

Thinc.Green MSP  is a first-of-its kind green manufacturing partnership led by the Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, industry groups and business leaders working to implement a targeted set of strategies and tools to:

Green Support and Financing

Energy Efficiency Programs and Financing

  • One-Stop Lighting
    Reduce your energy costs for lighting with this program through Xcel Energy and the Center for Energy and Environment.
  • Trillion BTU Program
    Reduce energy costs in your industrial or large commercial facility.
  • RENEW Employment and Training Program
    RENEW Minneapolis prepares Minneapolis jobseekers for in-demand careers, aligning training with sustainable economic development.

Green Business Matching Grant Program

  • The City’s Green Business Matching Grant Program provides grants to Minneapolis businesses such as dry cleaners and vehicle repair shops that invest in cleaner, greener and more efficient technologies.

Homegrown Minneapolis

  • Homegrown Minneapolis is an initiative of the City of Minneapolis to improve the growth, sales, distribution and consumption of healthy, locally grown foods within the city and surrounding regions.
  • Homegrown Business Development Center provides financing and technical assistance to Minneapolis based businesses that manufacture local food products.

City of Minneapolis Environmental Purchasing Policy

Green Business Partners

The City partners with several organizations to build the green economy.

  • The City partners with the Greater Minneapolis Building Owners & Managers Association and Xcel Energy on the annual Kilowatt Crackdown energy efficiency competition for commercial office buildings.
  • The Center for Energy and Environment administers several of the energy efficiency programs available in Minneapolis.
  • Energy Smart is a program of Minnesota Waste Wise, a non-profit affiliate of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to help businesses save money through energy efficiency.

TC Green Product & Service Directory

Staff Contacts

The City’s Department of Community Planning & Economic Development has a variety of resources to help your business succeed. Call us for information on:

We look forward to working with you!



Last updated Nov 6, 2014