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HatchBloomington

Small Businesses. Big Impact.

Overview

Hatch Bloomington is a retail pitch competition located in the City of Bloomington that gives ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a $100,000 financial assistance award, significant exposure, and a robust business network to tap into.

As a result of growing economic and business partnerships throughout the Metro area, the competition is hosted by both the City of Bloomington and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber. Ideal pitches will include a storefront presence in the community – we are looking to boost investment in the City and revitalize commercial corridors.

The City wants the growing small business community to reflect local market demands. As such, the competition will include community buy-in: residents will be able to vote during the final judging rounds. 

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Goals

  • Support the existing, and growing, small business community in Bloomington.

  • Position Bloomington as an attractive location for outside investment and economic activity.

  • Build and maintain a pipeline of up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are Bloomington-focused.

  • Strengthen partnerships between the City, Minneapolis Regional Chamber, and other drivers of economic growth throughout the Metro area.

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