Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Licenses and Consumer Services
Business Advisory Group (BAG)

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the City of Minneapolis Business Advisory Group is to grow a vibrant and diverse business community by providing a forum for business organization leaders, elected officials, City staff, and business owners to propose and consider business-related City policies and ordinances.

Meeting Details

4th Wednesday or every month
2:30 - 4:30 pm
U.S. Bank Basement Conference Room, 919 East Lake Street

January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28
December - No Meeting


All agendas will include
1. Old Business
2. New Business
3. Upcoming Changes
4. Open Discussion
Contact Linda Roberts or Rebecca Parrell to add additional agenda items.
One week prior to a meeting, Linda Roberts will send out a draft agenda for comment. 

Meeting Presentations 

Linda Roberts, CPED Business Licenses and Rebecca Parrett, CPED Business Development, invite Council Members and other city staff to present updates at meetings.  Business Associations may invite other businesses to attend.  


The group does not take formal notes or minutes.   There is sign-in sheet at all meetings. 

Invitation List

Business Association
Business Technical Assistance Providers
Local Businesses, when applicable

Last updated Jan 17, 2018



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