MCCD is hiring for three new positions
MCCD is now hiring for three positions: Development Manager, Business Advisor and Communications and Special Projects Manager. MCCD is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive compensation commensurate with experience. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all staff. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.... Read more
MCCD Awarded Funds From the U.S. Treasury CDFI Rapid Response Program
Some exciting news from MCCD! Last month MCCD was awarded a $1.826M grant, the maximum, from the US Dept. of the Treasury CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP). MCCD and 26 other CDFIs in Minnesota received this... Read more
2021 End of Session Wrap-Up
2021 End of Session Wrap-Up
The past 18 months have been a slog at the Minnesota State Capitol, with lawmakers meeting in session every month since February 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Governor and lawmakers to adopt and consider several emergency policy and funding measures like emergency funding for... Read more
A Letter From Minneapolis & St. Paul Impacted Businesses and Community Organizations
The following was sent as a letter to the offices of Governor Tim Walz,... Read more
Business Boot Camp Applications Now Open
Business Boot Camp is a new program of Open to Business designed specifically for our clients with existing businesses. Over the course of four weeks, participants will engage in a multi-session curriculum tailored to their business needs and goals.
Working with a team of advisors, participants will dedicate focused time to set strategic objectives, think critically, and develop strategies relevant to their unique situation. Boot Camp graduates will finish... Read more
MCCD's 2021 Policy Agenda
In January, MCCD’s Board of Directors voted to approve the 2021 Policy Agenda, which is now posted on our website. The policy agenda shares MCCD’s policy and advocacy priorities at all levels of government and shares the proposals that we think would meet our mission “to work collectively to build strong stable communities by... Read more
Open to Business 2019-2020 YTD Program Impact
Open to Business (O2B) is the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) program offering free business counseling and an accessible loan program for prospective entrepreneurs and growing businesses. O2B partners with cities and counties around the Twin Cities region to pair experienced business advisors with small business owners who need technical assistance and financing options. We work with a broad spectrum of businesses, from entrepreneurs with an early stage idea to... Read more
2021 Financial Resources & Small Business Relief
Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants
Announced on Sept. 2, 2021: The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on September 20, 2021. Applications will close on September 29 at 11:59. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming informational sessions and visit the DEED’s ... Read more
ELCD Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications!
Emerging Leaders in Community Development Mentorship Program--Now Accepting Applications for Mentees!
The Emerging Leaders in Community Development (ELCD) Steering Committee is proud to launch the 10th round of our mentorship program and are now seeking applications for mentees. We have had over 250 participants since the program began in 2010... Read more
MCCD Changes in the Servicing Department!
We hope this letter finds you and yours safe and secure. As the world changes dramatically around... Read more
MCCD Loan Program Manager Retires
Last Friday, August 14, MCCD bid a congratulatory farewell to our long time Loan Program Manager, Mara O’Neill. Mara started at MCCD in 2011 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of our small business lending program. Mara is a tireless advocate for entrepreneurs, passionate about supporting small businesses and the community development sector, and a dedicated and very detailed-oriented loan program administrator. Mara volunteers frequently in the community, teaching... Read more
Business4Business MSP Regional Coalition
MCCD is proud to join a broad alliance of Twin Cities counties, chambers of commerce, community development agencies and other partners to build a local support network to help small businesses survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building Safety Guidance from the City of Minneapolis
The following is a building safety guidance from the City of Minneapolis:
Urgent: Do not enter any damaged buildings
Please do not enter any damaged buildings. This is very dangerous. The City is blocking sidewalks to keep people away from damaged buildings and working with property owners to secure their properties and get emergency demolitions started as fast as possible.
Guidance on your damaged property
Property owners and... Read more
Our community is powerful and we can enact change.
June 2, 2020
This past week has been a difficult one for our neighbors and community members following the horrific murder of George Floyd. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and the broader community. We acknowledge that this violence is just one part of a system of oppression that permeates our society and culture. We cannot allow the targeting of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to continue and we stand with those who call for... Read more
Member COVID-19 Response Calls