Woodbury'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 committment to business.
The Annual Business Celebration has a long history in Woodbury dating back more than twenty-five years. This event is held in early May and is open to all businesses and interested persons. The event begins with a social gathering and networking opportunity followed by a presentation by the mayor showcasing community and economic development activities. The highlight of the Annual Business Celebration is the recognition of new businesses and business expansions from the previous year.
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 2016 Business Connect took place Sept. 20, at the new headquarters of Self Esteem Brands, parent company of Anytime Fitness and Waxing The City.
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 State of the City Address once a year at the November Chamber networking luncheon. This event offers a great re-cap of the past year’s accomplishments as well as a forecast for the coming year.
The 2015 State of the City Address was delivered on Nov. 20. In the address, the mayor highlighted some of the accomplishments of 2015 and previewed some activities taking place in the upcoming year. You can find more information by viewing the 2016 Mayor's Business Update.