Thriving Business Community

Valley Creek DevelopmentWoodbury's strategic location along I-494, I-694 and I-94, and its commitment to quality development and excellence in providing city services have positioned it for sustained success and contributed to a robust and thriving business climate.

The City of Woodbury has also enjoyed strong and consistent leadership that sincerely cares about the health of the business community and appreciates their investment in the community. The city's business outreach and retention program dates back to the 1980s, helping to ensure that our existing businesses are able to stay, grow and thrive here in Woodbury.

The following annual events demonstrate the city's ongoing commitment to business.

Business Celebration

Each year, the City of Woodbury partners with the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce to acknowledge businesses that made substantial real estate investments or improvements in Woodbury in the past year. The event, known as the Woodbury Business Celebration, typically draws about 100 people from the local business community. While 2021's event acknowledging 2020 achievements was canceled due to COVID-19, it is important the city recognize these businesses for their investment in our community. Mayor Anne Burt and Chamber President Laurie Staiger worked together to recognize these businesses virtually.

The following businesses received plaques for new commercial construction investment in 2020:

  • Aspire at CityPlace
  • Beyond Apartments
  • City's Edge Dental Care
  • Fresh India
  • KinderCare
  • Kindeva Drug Delivery
  • Park Dental
  • Sundance of Woodbury

The list below highlights the ten largest investments, ranked in order of value, with each of these projects having a building permit value of $500,000 or more:

  • Adefris and Toppin Women's Specialists
  • Alma Flor Ada Spanish Immersion Academy
  • Creative Homes
  • Midwest Ear Nose and Throat Specialists
  • Shriners Children's Twin Cities
  • Stantec (formally Wenck Engineering)
  • Summit Orthopedics
  • The Urgency Room
  • Valley Creek Apartments
  • Woodwinds Hospital

We are appreciative of these ongoing investments in our community!

Business Connect

Held in the fall of each year, the Business Connect event highlights how Woodbury is well-positioned to offer extraordinary business opportunities. Attendees have a chance to network with commercial developers and brokers from across the metro area.

The 2020 Business Connect was canceled due to COVID-19.

Mayor's Business Update

One sign of the strength of Woodbury's business community is the growth of the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce. The City of Woodbury and the Chamber have a unique and collaborative relationship, with the city having representation on the Chamber's board of directors. The Mayor delivers the Mayor business update once a year at the November Chamber networking luncheon. This event offers a great recap of the past year's accomplishments as well as a forecast for the coming year.

Mayor Anne Burt's 2020 Business Update