Business and Economic Development
Programs for Businesses
This document lists several City administered resources for businesses.
Equitable Development Scorecard
The Equitable Development Scorecard helps communities make decisions that bring balance, fairness and sustainability to land use and development planning decisions.
Art Gallery – East Side Arts Center
The East Side Arts Center Gallery showcases art by numerous local artists, providing exhibition space plus a retail outlet. Exhibits change quarterly. The Gallery is usually open normal business hours Monday–Friday but please call ahead to ensure staff are on hand: 651-774-5422.
Put your money on Payne Avenue
Anna Pratt, The Line's Development News Editor, took an in-depth look at the Payne-Phalen area on Saint Paul’s East Side. She focused on the popular new restaurant Ward 6, which serves up local brews, and developers’ and community activists’ enthusiasm for the neighborhood’s resurgence.
Neighborhood STAR Grants
STAR funds are administered by the City of Saint Paul and must be matched on a 1:1 basis with eligible resources. Eligible activities include any physical components of strategies, programs, and / or projects which strengthen and/or improve the neighborhoods of Saint Paul. Apply online for the 2016 Neighborhood STAR Program beginning February 10, 2016. Applications are due March 23, 2016 by 4 p.m. Central Time.
Payne-Phalen Crime Reports
In keeping with the police department's philosophy on community policing, the need to work with each of the 17 district councils is vitally important and necessary. Information on crime trends, neighborhood issues and safety concerns must be distributed to each district council and members of the public in order for the police and community to be effective at combatting crime. It is with this cooperation, the police, district councils - and the community are able to work together and succesfully confront crime and safety issues in our city.
Community Policing Meetings
The Eastern District St. Paul Police welcome all community members to monthly Community Policing meetings held at 9:30 AM or 6:30 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. These public meetings are held at the St. Paul Police- Eastern District building at 722 Payne Avenue. The community is warmly welcomed to attend.