City of Scandia, MN


Though the efforts of the Washington County Board and the Washington County Community Development Authority the  Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) Open to Business Program is now able to provide services to businesses located in or seeking to locate in Washington County.  This program provides free one-on-one assistance from MCCD’s expert staff, customized to meet the specific needs of each entrepreneur. 

Free Technical Assistance

Open to Business will provide prospective and existing entrepreneurs in Scandia with free one-on-one counseling with a business advisor. The program provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Business plan development
  • Financial management
  • Cash flow financial
  • Bookkeeping set‐up and training
  • Loan packaging
  • Commercial real estate analysis
  • Marketing assistance
  • Strategic planning
  • Networking & professional referrals

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.
How it Works

For more information on the services offered or to schedule an appointment, contact Tyler Hilsabeck at 612-789-8838 or
For general information, visit the Open to Business website at:
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