Welcome To Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to building a stronger regional business community. We steadfastly serve the cities of Eagan, Farmington, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul, along with Castle Rock, Empire, Eureka, and Hampton Townships. Explore the many ways we're leading the way to make the Dakota County area the best possible place to live, work, and grow your business.
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is the influential voice to champion economic growth for business.
“The Chamber gives me the opportunity to be in front of a diverse group of business that I otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet. At each Coffee Break, we get the chance to give a commercial about our businesses to all of the attendees. This allows for me to spread the mission of my organization and grow our footprint.” - Mike Fries, American Red Cross
Voter Guide: Your Chamber encourages individuals in the business community to be actively involved in the political process. We influence public policy decisions by providing knowledge-based programs and forums that provide information in a business context for decision makers. With that in mind during this election season, you have the opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for office within our region and find out who is "pro-business". Candidate forums have been scheduled in the five local communities, Dakota County, and regionally within the various Legislative Districts. Take the time to get informed and educated before you go to the polls on November 8. Click here to check out DCR Chamber's Voter Guide and learn more now.
The Vikings are Coming!
Earlier this month the Sports Business Journal took an in-depth look at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, Eagan's future home of the Minnesota Vikings. Written by Don Muret, the piece highlighted the Vikings vision to make the new practice facility, team headquarters and 6,000-seat stadium open to the community.
"Many practice facilities are built to keep the fans and the community out," Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren told Muret. "We did ours with the mindset that it's almost inverted, to bring people in." Community benefits include partnering with the Minnesota State High School League to schedule high school football games on Friday nights at TCO Stadium, themed as "Skol Nights." Read more.