Start, Expand or Relocate A Business

Kirt Briggs, Mayor of Prior Lake

Prior Lake is a thriving community, home to a variety of big and small businesses.  This page includes resources for businesses at every stage: starting, growing and thriving!

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Technology Village

Technology Village, located in Prior Lake City Hall, is a business accelerator program open to all Scott County residents that provides program participants with an attractive lease, furnished offices, development assistance, guidance from experienced business professionals, shared conference rooms and office equipment, networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and community organizations, education programs, and access to local lenders interested in working with start-up businesses.  A virtual program is also offered to support emerging technology and professional service businesses which are not located in the on-site office space.

Open to Business Program 

The Open to Business program in Scott County is a collaboration between the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD). John Endris, the Scott County Open to Business Advisor, is available to provide one-on-one business counseling assistance customized to meet the needs of current business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. Financing is also available to qualified applicants. The Open to Business program is being offered free of charge to Scott County businesses or residents. 

Guide to Starting a Business
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED) features an online step-by-step guide to starting and operating a business in Minnesota. From the inception of the business idea to the management of the facility, this guide serves as a handy tool to make business dreams a reality.