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Bill Turnblad

Community Development Director

(651) 430-8821
(651) 430-8810 Fax

Economic Development

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Stillwater is a strong standalone community in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area with unique opportunities in commercial, residential, and industrial development. Stillwater is nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix River, one of America's protected Wild and Scenic Waterways. Located just 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, our family-oriented community offers the advantages and conveniences of living near the Twin Cities metropolitan area plus the peacefulness and safety of small town Minnesota. Excellent schools and a wide variety of recreational opportunities add to the high quality of life here in the St. Croix Valley. Visit the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce to learn more about what makes Stillwater a great place to work, play and live!

Washington County Community Development Agency
Stillwater partners with Washington County Community Development Agency (CDA) on a variety of community and economic development programs. For more information on their programs, use the link or call them at (651) 458-0936.

WA CDA Open To Business
Open to Business is a free, nonprofit program available to help new and early-stage businesses grow and prosper. Experience support is available to help businesses in accessing business feasibility, conducting business planning, understand licensing and regulatory issues, and assess financing options.

Minnesota Deed
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MNDEED) assists in the exploration, starting, managing and growing of all types of businesses throughout Minnesota. For more information on their programs, use the link. For the Small Business Assistance Office, call (651) 556-8425 or by emailing


Contact the Open to Business staff about Small Business Emergency Loans.

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