Economic Development

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Welcome to West St. Paul!

Located in close proximity to both downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis, West St. Paul provides unbeatable accessibility, thriving commercial and industrial districts, great residential neighborhoods, an outstanding park system and excellent schools making West St. Paul a great place to live, work and play. 

Contact Us

  1. Jim Hartshorn
    Community Development Director

    Ph: 651-552-4140

    Ben Boike
    Assistant Community Development Director / City planner

    Ph: 651-552-4134

Economic Development Authority

The City of West St. Paul's Economic Development Authority (EDA) strives to retain existing business and promote new business development opportunities. Click on the link below to see available commercial/industrial properties for sale and for lease.

Real Estate Locator

Incentives for Developers

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Tax Abatement
  • Reduced Energy Costs - Xcel Energy Programs
  • Commercial Exterior Grants
  • MN Department of Trade & Economic Development Program
  • Metropolitan Council Programs

Commercial Building Exterior Grant Program

The West St. Paul Economic Development Authority (EDA) is currently offering a matching grant for existing commercial property owners for exterior building improvements.  Please click here to obtain the application / criteria.

Small Business Assistance

The City of West St. Paul partners with Open to Business which provides assistance in such areas as start-up and expansion financing, business plan development, licensing, zoning and regulatory issues, and financial management.   For more information please visit their website or call (612) 789-7337.


Check out the West St. Paul Interactive Zoning Map!

For more information on commercial/housing redevelopment incentives and opportunities in West St. Paul please contact Jim Hartshorn, Community Development Director, at 651-552-4140.