Common good for a common goal

There are many local organizations you can partner with whose missions align with your goal: developing or running a business in Northfield or the surrounding area. Visit our partners' websites to learn more about their offerings.

We are happy to connect you with partners, so let us know how we can assist you.

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Northfield Chamber of Commerce

Creates, promotes, and enhances a healthy business environment for the Northfield area. Resources include detailed demographics, current land availability, analysis of local business climate, referrals to assisting agencies and governmental bodies, marketing opportunities for members, workshops, and community promotional materials.

Northfield Chamber of Commerce


Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)

Twin Cities-based nonprofit Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) provides no-cost, one-on-one business support for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Northfield through its Open To Business program. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Business and strategic planning
  • Marketing and communications planning
  • Regulatory, tax, license and accounting training
  • Financial assessment
  • Networking and referrals
  • Access to capital

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Watch the Open to Business report presented to the Economic Development Authority (August 2023)

MCCD's Open to Business

Rice County Office of Economic Development

Works in partnership with Rice County communities to foster an environment that welcomes economic development as a means to expand the tax base and create quality jobs, benefiting the county as a whole.

Rice County Office of Economic Development

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Invests in the region’s future growth through grants, loans, technical expertise, and partnerships that foster community assets via workforce readiness and entrepreneurial activity, especially in areas of biomedical, bioagriculture, and alternative energy.

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation


Visit Northfield

The Northfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the city and serves to favorably impact Northfield’s economy through conventions and tourism.

Visit Northfield