Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

Licenses and Consumer Services
Business Advisory Group (BAG)


Group Purpose Statement
The purpose of the City of Minneapolis Business Advisory Group is to grow a vibrant and diverse business community by providing a forum for business organization leaders, elected officials, City staff, and business owners to propose and consider business-related City policies and ordinances.
Meeting Details
4th Wednesday of every month
2:30-4:00 p.m.
U.S. Bank Basement Conference Room, 919 East Lake Street
Agenda Development
All agendas will include (i) old business, (ii) new business, (iii) upcoming changes, and (iv) open discussion. Additional items for the agenda will be solicited at the monthly meetings, and individuals may submit agenda items at any time to Linda Roberts or Rebecca Parrell. One week prior to a meeting, Linda will send out a draft agenda for comment.
Extending Invitations to Present
As City staff to the group, Linda Roberts, CPED Business Licensing, and Rebecca Parrell, CPED Business Development, extend invitations to Council Members or other City staff to present at meetings. When businesses are invited to attend, business associations will extend invitations.
The group does not take formal notes or minutes. There will be a sign-in sheet at all meetings.

Invitee List
Business Associations
Business Technical Assistance Providers
Businesses, as needed


Last updated Jan 11, 2017



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