Development Opportunities

Commercial Property Locator

Visit searchable database site to find an existing building or site in Oakdale that meets your business' needs.

Planning & Zoning

New developments need to go through the planning approval process to ensure the development meets Oakdale's zoning code standards. Email City Planner Emily Shively or call her at 651-730-2720. Access planning applications for Oakdale

Building Permits

Access building permit applications for Oakdale or call the Building Department at 651-739-5150. 

New Business Resources

Starting a new business is made easier with the right tools and assistance. 

Open to Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business or are you currently operating a small business and interested in technical assistance? Oakdale has partnered with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to offer the Open to Business program. This program provides free assistance from MCCD’s expert staff, customized to meet the specific needs of each entrepreneur. Open to Business advisers can also identify borrowing needs and access financing options. Visit the Open to Business website. To schedule an appointment, call Tyler Hilsabeck at 612-789-8838.

MN Department of Employment & Economic Development

MN DEED has a number of tools for starting or growing a business. Visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA has resources for business planning, management, and growth, as well as a number of financing tools. For more information, visit the Small Business Administration website.