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  • Lighting The Way To A Brighter Community
  • Increasing personal net worth of individuals and families.
  • Economic development with a focus on community.
  • Providing a path toward income generation and long-term asset building.
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What We Do

Northside Economic Opportunity Network’s (NEON) promotes economic equity by identifying business ownership as a path toward income generation and long-term asset building.For the next three years NEON will increase work to support, sustain, and expand the number of culturally diverse businesses owned and operated in North Minneapolis.

NEON’s core economic development work:

  • Business Development
  • Business Retention
  • Business Outreach/Liaison
  • Business Resources and Assistance
  • Business Marketing and Promotion

Economic development with a focus on specific racial, ethnic, and cultural communities is a priority for NEON. NEON encourages business development that will serve the demand for local services and link with emerging and existing economic activity in the North Minneapolis area. Read More +

  • Entrepreneur
    Training
    Entrepreneurship Training A ten-week entrepreneurship program for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to expand their knowledge of business operations.

  • Technical Assistance and Support Technical Assistance and Support On-going technical assistance support to help guide them through operational difficulties of owning a small business.

  • Small Business
    Workshops
    Small Business Workshops These courses are good for aspiring business owners and those currently in business who want to know more about a specific areas or topic relating to operating a business.

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Video Introduction

Learn about the Northside Economic Opportunity Network (N.E.O.N.), and listen as graduates talk about their experience taking the Plan It Entrepreneurship course developed by NDC.

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