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There are many resources available to help you start a business in Edina. Read suggestions from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development at https://mn.gov/deed/business/starting-business/.
Yes. While Edina’s neighborhoods are primarily focused on providing great places to live, local laws do allow the operation of many types of businesses from your home. If business operations are contained within the home and not disruptive to neighbors, your home business is probably OK. If your business creates unusual noise, traffic or disruption to your neighbors, your business should be relocated to a commercial or industrial site instead. Learn more additional information about home-based businesses.
For many years, nearly as many people work in Edina as live in Edina (about 52,000). This strong daytime population helps create the high consumer demand that attracts so many restaurants and retailers to Edina.
With the recent changes in hybrid work, current employee counts are not available.
If you have a suggestion for a new business that you think should be located in Edina, please contact Economic Development Manager Bill Neuendorf at BNeuendorf@EdinaMN.gov.
The Economic Development Division is in frequent communication with brokers, leasing agents and business prospects.
It is best if complaints, concerns or suggestions are brought up directly with the manager or owner of the local business. The City rarely has the authority to modify polices or force a business to change or close.
If you have concerns regarding the safety of the business, please reach out to Edina City Hall. Concerns about swimming pool safety and food safety should be directed to the Edina Public Health Division. Concerns about building or fire safety should be directed to the Edina Building Department. Concerns about crime and security should be directed to the Edina Police Department.