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2017 Business Appreciation Luncheon

The Rosemount City Council and the Port Authority hosted this year's Business Appreciation Luncheon in February. See the presentation by Greater MSP on the challenges and opportunity facing local business.

City Business News

April 19, 2017

Building projects approved
The City Council last night approved construction of a new building for Minnesota Energy beside its current structure on 145th Street. The new, larger building will allow the utility to bring its leadership team to Rosemount from Eagan. The old building will then be torn down.

The Council also approved a 40-units of townhomes for workforce housing by the Dakota County Community Development Agency near Akron Avenue and 141st Street.

Get help with your idea for a successful business
The City works with the non-profit Open to Business to provide one-on-one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. The program is at no cost to any County resident or business owner. Consultants work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities, and tailor solutions. In addition to direct consulting, Open to Business program staff can link entrepreneurs with additional resources to help them succeed, including training programs, community or governmental services, and industry and business professionals. Call Open to Business for an appointment at your convenience:  952-484-3107.

April 12, 2017

The Chamber’s Business University returns
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is offering its second Business University next month. It’s a one-day conference with a keynote speaker, sessions on topics like marketing and professional development, and networking opportunities in between. Register by April 17 and earn a discount. [See more information.]

Partial detours begin for 42/52 project
The reconstruction project for the County Road 42/Highway 52 interchange is underway and ramp closures have begun, requiring traffic detours. Visit the website for updates.

Pipeline work on Biscayne
Work is about to begin on a project to place a natural gas line down Biscayne Avenue between County Roads 42 and 46. The project may run through September.

Invest in your business through apprenticeships

Two state agencies have created the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative. Registered apprenticeship prepares Minnesota workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy and develops highly-trained, skilled and motivated employees. The program is on track to bring 1,000 people into newly registered apprenticeship programs in 30 high-growth occupations in five years. Learn more about this opportunity.

February 1, 2017

July 14, 2014
The City of Rosemount is a member of Greater MSP, which tells the Twin Cities' story to developers around the country.  At a meeting with its partners last week, Greater MSP shared two videos: one on "Telling our story -- the top ten facts to start the conversation" ...

... and "We embrace winter."


Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Welcome New Businesses! 

The City strives to welcome all new businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Get your picture taken cutting the official ribbon and receive a plaque from the mayor welcoming you to the City of Rosemount. Specially invited to the event are City Councilmembers, Port Authority members, Rosemount Business Council members, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and area newspapers.

If you have a new business and would like to schedule a ribbon cutting, please call (651) 322-2051.