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Anoka County Business & Economic Development Update




Anoka County Business & Economic Development Update




Anoka County Regional Economic Development


Anoka County Regional Economic Development (ACRED) continues to work with it's community, state and chamber partners to understand the latest resources available to businesses experiencing hardship during the COVID-19 crisis, and how businesses should plan for the various phases of reopening. For the latest COVID-19 Business Resources - please visit the ACRED website.





MN Department of Employment & Economic Development Resources


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has specific industry guidance for businesses allowed to reopen in Phase II of the State Governor's reopening plan.




For additional information related to safely reopening businesses, see the DEED main web page for COVID-19 business resources: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/business/


To understand what industries will be allowed to open in upcoming phases, see the following chart on DEED's website:




Flexible Regulations in Place to Help Restaurants with Outdoor Dining Restrictions

?Cities in Anoka County have found numerous ways to be flexible and innovative to help their restaurant community adjust to COVID-19 impacts. From new temporary relaxed outdoor seating policies to liquor licensing adjustments - cities are working with industries that have faced closures or losses in revenue to remove barriers during a tough time for business.


Contact your local city or township partner to understand specific guidance in your location of business.



Anoka Ramsey and Anoka Technical Colleges Team Up to Host Business Forums


With endless webinars and resources coming at the business community, the area colleges have stepped up to host regular forums with topic experts to give businesses an opportunity to get answers to questions regarding anything from safey requirements to financial hardship resources. The next Forum is Thursday June 4th from 12:00-1:00 PM. Email Jacquel.Hajder@co.anoka.mn.us if you would like to register for these forums.



Virtual Hiring Event Opportunities

CareerForce in Blaine has over 50 employers registered for the virtual hiring event June 3rd. Job Seekers can register here.


If you are an employer that would like to participate in future hiring events - please contact Maria Lourey-Bowen at Maria.Lourey-Bowen@co.anoka.mn.us

Coming Soon - Business 4 Business MSP Program

Anoka County has joined its peer MSP Counties and Private Sector Leaders to unite to support small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The week of June 1st, we will launch the website and press release with more information.

Website Live Next Week - www.business4businessmsp.com



Anoka County Regional Economic Development

Jacquel.Hajder@co.anoka.mn.us | www.anokacountysuccess.org


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