Business Information


Business Information

Looking to open or expand your business in Downtown White Bear Lake! Here are some helpful business links;

Downtown White Bear Lake Market Analysis:

McComb Meeting Hand Out - April 2014
Retail Market Demand - April 2014, McComb Group, Ltd.
Market Analysis - April 2014 Full Report, McComb Group, Ltd.
McComb Group Prestation slides for City Council 2014
Market Analysis - 1990

Advertising Information:

Sign on 4th and Highway 61. Downtown White Bear Lake businesses can rent this sign for one week each calendar year.
Click HERE for the Reader Board Sign Request form. Click here for available weeks.

White Bear Press, twice a month Downtown White Bear Lake a banner ad page, downtown shops and businesses get a special rate on this page. We do a number of other advertisements with Press Pubs. Press Pubs include, White Bear Press, Vadnais Heights Press, Citizen, Shoreview Press, Quad Community Press, North Oaks News, and St Croix Valley Lowdown. Contact Patty Steele, 651 407-1213 or for more information.

White Bear Magazine, twelve issues per year, monthly publication, 10,000 copies distributed each month, targeting the upper income demographic, delivered by bulk mail, homes in the White Bear Lake area. Contact Katie Freemark, Tiger Oak Publishing, 612 787-3156

Town Life is published quarterly, with each issue covering three months of upcoming news, features and events. 
The Winter Issue, which will come out December 10th (it is delivered within the WB Press to all homes in WBL, WBT and Gem Lake; 10,000 homes and 25,000+ readers) and cover the months of December, January and February. It is also sold via subscription and in retail stores such as Lake Country Booksellers and Festival Foods-WBL. All deadlines and ad rates can be found at Deadline for the Winter Issue is November 7th. I'm always looking for original/local story ideas, events and advertisers for future issues. The best is yet to come. Contact Cathy Carey, 651 292-9343 Noon to 5 p.m. email

St Paul Pioneer Press - Daily newspaper, contact Vanessa Stroh, Account Executive, 651 228-5266,

Spaces Magazine - Distributed 6 times a year, 60,000 copies delivered to affluent Twin Cities household, complimentary copies available at Twin Cities Kowalski's Markets, Bachman's, etc. Each publication has a theme. Spaces Resource Guide is distributed 2 times per year. contact Vanessa Stroh, Account Executive, 651 228-5266,

Media Bridge Advertising - Radio & TV Advertising, contact Toni Villella, 651 341-0491 'Toni Villella' 

Marketfest - Marketfest is a free family festival held in Downtown White Bear Lake. Main Street memebers receive special pricing of their booth space. We have some spaces on 4th at no charage for Main Street businesses.

Space For Rent / Sale in Downtown White Bear Lake:

White Bear Lake EDC page with available space inventory.
Office / Retail space for Rent, Contact Don Mooney, 651 308-1364 
MNCAR website, MN Commercial Association of Real Estate.
Real Estate services in Downtown White Bear Lake
Coldwell Banker
Edina Realty
Real Estate By Owner LLC Click for Homes for sale in School District 624

White Bear Lake:

City of White Bear Lake    Email:Anne Kane, Community Development Directory Phone:651 429-8562
WBL Economic Development
Downtown White Bear Lake Main Street   Email: Main Street President / Promotion Chair
Downtown White Bear Lake Facebook Page
White Bear Chamber
Explore White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake Conservation District
isd 624, White Bear Lake Area Schools
Century College
White Bear Press
White Bear Magazine


Minnesota North Star
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Minnesota Workforce Centers
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Minnesota Department of Revenue/Business Information
Minnesota Secretary of State/Business Services
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Minnesota Secretary of State
Small Business Administration in Minnesota
Ramsey County
Washington County
Greater MSP

Grant Information:

Minnesota Council on Foundations
Current Interest Rates
Internal Revenue Service One-Stop Small Business Resource
Small Business Administration
SBA in Minnesota
U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Health and Safety Administration

International Trade:

Minnesota Trade Office
Export Assistance and Exporter Information
Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade

Community Planning and Development:

Metropolitan Council: Metropolitan Council
Assistance to Communities         
Comprehensive Plan Assistance         
Livable Communities Program         
Grants, Funds and Fee Waivers         
Transportation Planning

Minnesota Department of Administration, State and Community Services, Local Planning Assistance Center
Community Design Center of Minnesota


Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development

Downtown White Bear Lake Main Street Inc. is committed to promotional efforts and improving the quality and diversity of business by encouraging economic, cultural and recreational development, and also creating excitement and activity while building a strong business image through a combined effort from businesses, services and community residents now and in the future.