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Business Forward

Brooklyn Park Business Forward Forum

About Business Forward

Business Forward is an initiative engaging community partners to create an even better business climate in Brooklyn Park. The effort is producing real outcomes that are leading to an improved business climate in the community as well as better communication and collaboration between the businesses and stakeholders.

The effort has the goal of making Brooklyn Park a better place to do business and is part of the city’s mission statement to be a thriving city, inspiring pride where opportunity exists for all. It is also part of the city’s overall community engagement initiative, which is to make sure those affected by city decisions are asked first.

Business Forward Advisory Board

The Business Forward Advisory Board (BFAB) is the voice of the business community in matters that impact businesses in Brooklyn Park. The membership of the board represents different business types, sizes and locations within the city. They work with city staff on implementing the Business Forward recommendations and discuss various business related items.


The board has 15 representatives.

Download the Business Forward Advisory Board member list (PDF)


The board meets on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.


Applicants must be business representatives or stakeholders of a small business located in Brooklyn Park. 

Apply for a seat on the Business Forward Advisory Board

Brooklyn Park Development Corporation

The Brooklyn Park Development Corporation (BPDC) is a not-for-profit corporation that works to promote and support the growth of small business in Brooklyn Park. Its primary activities include the offering of two small business loan funds available to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota businesses.


Members of the BPDC board of directors are volunteers and are appointed by the Brooklyn Park City Council for a two-year term.


The board meets at City Hall on an "as needed" basis throughout the year, typically about six times per year. The meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. and last one to two hours.


There are currently no openings on this board.

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Daniela Lorenz
Email Daniela Lorenz



Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Business Forward Advisory Board - January 2, 2018

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Business Forward Advisory Board - December 5, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Business Forward Advisory Board - November 7, 2017

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