The City of Apple Valley is an energetic community located about 20
minutes south of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and 15 minutes south
of the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport and the Mall of America. Cedar
Avenue runs through the heart of Apple Valley, linking with Interstates
35E and 494.
A pro-business community of 50,000 residents, the City of Apple Valley
has an established vibrant economy and a well-educated workforce.
Centrally located at the crossroads of major highways County Road 42 and
Cedar Avenue in the South Metro, the City of Apple Valley provides a
firm foundation for businesses to plant, grow, and prosper. Apple Valley
was named by Money Magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live" in
2007, 2008, and 2010 due in part to our vibrant local economy and
Watch the city's Plant: Grow: Prosper video.
Most of the city's commercial activity is located in the downtown
near the intersection of County Road 42 and Cedar Avenue. Business
activity is guided by the Economic Development Authority (EDA),
promoting the economic, commercial, housing, and industrial development
and redevelopment of the city.
If you are considering expanding, relocating, or starting a business in Apple Valley, please contact Associate City Planner Margaret Dykes
at (952) 953-2569.
EDA Assistance and Financing Policies
Business Assistance (May 7, 2012)
Use of Tax Increment Financing (May 7, 2012)
We want to hear about your business idea! Resources to assist in funding these jobs and business development initiatives are available intermittently. An initial contact to the Community Development Department
will determine when an application should be submitted or to ask any questions.