The Tour of Opportunities is a workshop for entrepreneurs to get tools to start or grow their business in Aitkin. Join us at the Butler Building to meet business experts, mentors, and lenders that can help you connect the dots between your great idea and a thriving business.
We’ll provide you with a step-by-step checklist to open a successful business, along with resources to accomplish each step. Your checklist will include insight on writing a business plan, applying for permits, grants, loans, listings of available properties, and more.
The Tour of Opportunities is on Friday, May 6th from 12 pm-7 pm on the main floor of the Butler Building (301 Minnesota Ave North).
Here’s how it works: Any time during Tour hours, come to the Butler Building to check in, get your Tour materials, and meet with the experts that can help you. We’ll have virtual tours of properties so you can scout locations that might fit best with your plan.
Economic development agencies, experts, and lenders at the event include:
City of Aitkin (Aitkin Economic Development Authority)
Aitkin County Economic Development Department
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Small Business Development Center
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)
Security State Bank of Aitkin

& More

Become a Tour of Opportunity Event Partner:

We all want to see businesses boom and Aitkin grow. This is a free event designed to help new & existing entrepreneurs, but we could use your help! We are seeking the following event partners:

  • SPONSORS ($75 investment to reach more entrepreneurs)
  • PROPERTY OWNERS (Include your investment or rental properties, at no charge.)
  • RESOURCE PROVIDERS (Do you offer business development tools? Make yourself available to Tour-goers; there’s no charge.)