The East Town Business Partnership serves as an advocate for the Downtown East and Elliot Park business community, promoting a safe, productive business environment and communication between business and civic leaders.
About the East Town Business Partnership
The East Town Business Partnership is a geographically-based business and professional association which supports the activities of businesses, non-profit corporations and property owners in the Downtown East and Elliot Park neighborhoods of Minneapolis. The organization was incorporated in 1979 as the Elliot Park Business and Professional Association (EPBPA). The name was changed in 1999 to the East Downtown Council to more accurately reflect the organization’s growing constituency.
On May 5, 2016 after almost two years and countless community engagement meetings with the many stakeholders interested in the East side of Downtown Minneapolis, the East Downtown Council Board of Directors changed its name to the East Town Business Partnership and officially adopted “East Town” as the new name for our business district. East Town has the new Commons Park as its heart, along with the Wells Fargo mixed use development, US Bank Stadium, the refreshed Armory and several new and revitalized businesses, amenities and public assets.
About the East Town Business District
A Vibrant, Multifaceted and Connected Community
Whatever your lifestyle or interest, East Town is the place to connect. The community is a regional focal point that offers a diverse range of activities near the center of Downtown. You’ll walk streets that are rippling with life and too many activities to choose from, all surrounding a new metropolitan park, where you can rest, play or catch a performance and a stadium where you can watch the big game.
- North boundary – Mississippi Riverfront
- South boundary – Interstate-94E
- East boundary – Interstate-35N
- West boundary – 5th Avenue
For member business locations, click on the map.
Monthly Board Meetings
The Board of Directors holds an open board meeting on the second Thursday of every month, September through June. Minutes from each meeting are posted on the Board Minutes page.
Monthly Member Meetings
To provide networking opportunities and timely information on topics of concern to our members, the ETBP Board of Directors schedules nine member luncheons each year. The luncheons are hosted at various member locations throughout Downtown East and Elliot Park on the fourth Thursday of the month, or as announced on our events calendar, September through June. If you have a presentation you would like to propose to the board, please discuss it with a board member, contact us.
E-mail: So that your question or comment is properly routed, please email us.
Mailing Address: East Town Business Partnership 810 7th St South, Minneapolis MN 55415
Our administrative office space is located in the First Covenant Church: View Larger Map
Thanks to our members for sponsoring this site.
Webmaster: Christie Rock Hantge
Questions about the website? Contact Christie.