Community Development


If you are a business owner and are considering a move to Maplewood, the Community Development Department can help you.

The Community Development Office is responsible for the following functions:

  • Economic development projects and initiatives within the City of Maplewood. 
  • Provides business assistance including working with business owners to set up a business, addressing ongoing needs and public relations.
  • Provides residential housing assistance including identifying resources for home repair and other housing matters and organizing resource seminars.
  • Manages the Maplewood Special Business District which includes:  creating monthly SBD agendas and meeting packets for commissioners, business recruitment, budget development, branding and advertising, event planning, and management.
  • Manages the Sustainability Commission which includes creating monthly meeting agendas and meeting packets for commissioners and facilitating recommendations put forth by the commission.
  • Editor of The Maple Leaf Newsletter, manager of the City of Maplewood Website and all social media.
  • Develops, plans and promotes the Maplewood City and Special Business District events including Sweet Tooth Tour, Coffee Crawl, Stringfest, Let Them Eat Art, Restaurant Week. and Small Business Saturday.
  • Continually develops new events and initiatives to help make Maplewood a shopping, dining and entertainment destination and a great place to live.

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