Open to Business Program

mccd logoLooking for a trusted advisor for your business? Maybe you’d like to secure financing to expand your business? Thanks to a partnership between Anoka County and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), business owners or those looking to start a business can access a new program called Open to Business.

Free Technical Assistance

Please contact Carrie, Anoka County’s Business Advisor, at or 612-843-2772 to schedule a one-on-one meeting or to learn more.   Be sure to ask about Anoka County’s Low Interest Loan options available for growth-stage businesses. The program provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Business Regulations
  • Financial Management
  • Loan Packaging
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Professional Referrals
  • Real Estate Analysis
  • Strategic Planning

Small Business Loan Program

Open to Business advisors can also assist entrepreneurs to identify borrowing needs and accessing financing options. Advisors work with clients to help them find the financing that best meets their own unique needs. MCCD also provides direct financing and loans in partnership with banks and nonprofit lenders. Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, asset and equipment purchases, real estate acquisition and start-up costs.