Economic Development

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. 
  1. Incentives
  2. Location
  3. Amenities 
  4. Education
  5. Housing
The City of West st. Paul is committed to helping developers and business owners secure grants and other financial incentives. The seven-member Economic Development Authority (EDA)
of West St. Paul works in a variety of areas to assist, support, and encourage redevelopment including:

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

West St. Paul Economic Development Map

Development Map Key

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. Explore the map above to see available commercial/industrial properties for sale and for lease.
  1. Jim Hartshorn

    Community Development Director
    Phone: 651-552-4140

  2. Ben Boike

    Asst. Community Development Dir. / City Planner
    Phone: 651-552-4134