|Hennepin County Event|
Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:45 am – 8:00 am Networking & Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am Program
City of Eden Prairie
8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
SBA 504 Loan Program (Debby Gustafson): Find out what changes will be made to the 504 program when the new SOP becomes effective on April 1, 2019 along with learning about the many features that make the program more attractive than ever.
Hennepin County Community and Economic Development (Elise Durbin): Hennepin County understands that vital economies start with small businesses. Learn more about the county’s programs designed to support businesses, promote economic development, create and retain jobs and cultivate entrepreneurs—including Open to Business, Economic Gardening, Business Recycling, and others. Additionally, hear about the county’s Southwest LRT Community Works project, which works with cities along the corridor to plan “beyond the rails”.
Southwest LRT/METRO Green Line Extension (James Mockovciak): Learn about the Southwest LRT/METRO Green Line Extension project, which broke ground in November. The presentation will include a high level overview that include the project timeline, economic development along the corridor, funding, the scope of civil construction and project milestone.
City of Eden Prairie (Janet Jeremiah): In anticipation of Southwest LRT, Eden Prairie recently adopted a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance to stimulate and guide future redevelopment around its four planned transit stations. A brief overview the TOD ordinance and a focus on a related redevelopment project called Elevate at Southwest Station will be provided.