Support for Businesses

Hiring Help

CareerForce Centers can help your business find ideal candidates. Located in Burnsville, West St. Paul and Shakopee, you can meet with job seekers face-to-face or have our professional staff refer applicants to you. See the CareerForce web page for details.

Open to Business

A free, nonprofit program available to new and early-stage businesses. Get support in accessing business feasibility, conduct business planning, understand licensing and regulatory issues and assess financing options. Go to the Open to Business website to find out more.

Business Recycling Program

Dakota County provides funding to reduce waste, start or improve recycling, and start organics recycling (food waste) programs. Most businesses andĀ organizations located in the County are eligible for funding