Get to know NEON
What we do
We expand economic development opportunities and build wealth for low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs in north Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
How we do it
Sharing our impact
Last year we created unique growth opportunities for business owners through our programs, marketplace opportunities and social enterprise divisions.
We nearly doubled our operating budget through increased grant funding, partnerships and 21st century co-working space.
We are driven by the impact we make as entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities we serve.
NEON is a great
resource for me
as a first-time
Sammy McDowell, Owner
Sammy's Avenue Eatery
Who we serve
Our rich community is filled with innovators, inventors, makers, creators and entrepreneurs of all kinds.
Together, we collaborate to build wealth and strengthen the entrepreneurial pipeline in Minneapolis and surrounding communities - from access to opportunity.
We believe in creating pathways that lead to a prosperous, visible, sustainable and highly diverse multicultural business community - while changing narrative of how Minneapolis does business. Take the next step and learn more about how to be part of our ground-breaking work.