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Our Valued Partnerships

At the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, we believe in the power of collaboration and partnership to drive positive change and foster economic growth. Our strong network of partnerships with key stakeholders, including local government, neighboring chambers, educational institutions, and business organizations, enables us to leverage collective resources, expertise, and influence to create a vibrant and prosperous community for all. Explore our valued partnerships and discover how together, we’re building a brighter future for Apple Valley.

Government

Influencing Elections of Local and State Leaders
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Business

Apple Valley, Minnesota boasts commercial activity of nearly $1 billion annually
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Workforce & Education

Including the central corridor of Cedar Avenue
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City of Apple Valley

As a cornerstone of our community, the City of Apple Valley plays a vital role in shaping our local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents and businesses alike. Through collaborative efforts and shared goals, we work closely with the city government to drive economic development initiatives, advocate for business-friendly policies, and create a vibrant and thriving community for all.

Dakota County

Dakota County serves as a key partner in our mission to foster economic growth and prosperity in Apple Valley. From workforce development programs to infrastructure investments, Dakota County plays a crucial role in supporting businesses and residents, ensuring that our community remains a dynamic and desirable place to live, work, and thrive.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

As a proud member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, we join forces with businesses and chambers across the state to amplify our collective voice, advocate for pro-business policies, and advance economic opportunities for all Minnesotans. Through our partnership with the Minnesota Chamber, we gain access to valuable resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy efforts that strengthen our business community and drive sustainable growth.

US Chamber of Commerce

Our partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce connects us to a vast network of businesses, industries, and policymakers at the national level. Through this partnership, we gain valuable insights, resources, and advocacy support to address critical issues impacting businesses in Apple Valley and across the country. Together, we work to champion free enterprise, promote economic growth, and create a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and succeed.

Chamber Coalition of Dakota County

In collaboration with neighboring chambers, including the Lakeville Area Chamber, River Heights Chamber, Burnsville Chamber, and Hastings Area Chamber, we form the Chamber Coalition of Dakota County. Through this collective effort, we pool our resources, expertise, and influence to address shared challenges, promote regional economic development, and strengthen the business community across Dakota County. We meet weekly in order to better serve you.

MCCC (Metro Coalition of Chambers of Commerce)

As a member of the Metro Coalition of Chambers of Commerce, we collaborate with chambers from the Twin Cities metro area to address common issues, share best practices, and advocate for policies that benefit businesses and communities across the region. Through this partnership, we amplify our impact, leverage collective resources, and drive positive change at the local, state, and regional levels. We meet monthly to address issues at the capitol.

Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is not only a beloved attraction in our community but also a valued partner in our efforts to promote tourism, economic development, and environmental stewardship. Through collaborative initiatives and events, we support the zoo’s mission to inspire conservation efforts, educate the public, and provide memorable experiences for visitors of all ages. Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce operates the Convention and Visitors Bureau through a contract with the City of Apple Valley with the greatest focus on promoting the Minnesota Zoo, hotels, restaurants, shopping and other local attractions.

School District 196

Our partnership with School District 196 underscores our commitment to supporting education and workforce development initiatives in Apple Valley. Through collaborative programs, internships, and career readiness initiatives, we help prepare students for success in the workforce and cultivate a pipeline of skilled talent to meet the needs of local businesses. Our chamber treasures our students, our workforce of the future with over 87% remaining in the area as adult workers. For years, we’ve collaborated with school programs from “Shark Tank” judging to job and internship placement efforts.

Dakota County Workforce Centers

The Dakota County Workforce Centers serve as a critical resource for businesses and job seekers alike, providing employment services, training programs, and workforce development solutions. Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, we support the workforce centers’ mission to connect businesses with qualified candidates and empower individuals to achieve their career goals. Together, we strengthen our workforce, drive economic growth, and build a prosperous future for Apple Valley. It’s about jobs. It always has been and it always will be.