Saturday, February 16, 2019

Working to encourage economic prosperity and business development in the state of Minnesota.

Our Mission

Serve as a voice for small business owners to improve the business environment in Minnesota.

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Latest News from MN Business Alliance

Minnesota ranked among the worst states for its overall business tax climate, according to a recent report from the Tax Foundation of Washington D.C.

The Foundation’s report is published annually and indicates the general tax friendliness of all 50 states. In their 2017 report, Minnesota again ranks as one of the worst business tax climate environments in the country.



Former Taxpayers League President to Assume New Post

Effective April 1, 2016, former Taxpayers League President Phil Krinkie will assume a new post as President of Capitol City Business Council (CCBC). "Phil comes with a wealth of experience and decades of public service," says Eva Ng, outgoing CCBC President and former Saint Paul mayoral candidate. Krinkie served eight terms in the Minnesota State House from 1991to 2007. After his service in the Minnesota House, he headed up the Taxpayers League of Minnesota for seven years ending in 2013. Currently, he continues his public service as a Board member of the Minnesota State College and University System.



In order to broaden its mission and reach to more small business owners across the state, the Capital City Business Council has changed its name to the Minnesota Business Alliance.

Having been formed in 2008 to give a voice to small business owners in St. Paul, the board members of CCBC recently made the decision to change their name and expand the organization statewide.

The key focus of the group will remain the same: “serve as a voice for small business owners to improve the business environment in Minnesota.” Over the past several years, the group has accomplished numerous changes in St. Paul to improve the working relationship with businesses.



Contact Us

Phil Krinkie, President
Phone: 651-216-8523

Areas of Focus

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    Fees & Licensing
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    Pro-business Legislation
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    Government Accountability

What MBA Offers

  • Membership in an organization that is bringing change to Minnesota’s small business climate.
  • Educational seminars that address key issues for small business owners.
  • Timely information on key topics of importance to small business owners.
  • An effective voice small business owners in state and local government.
  • A forum to find common solutions to issues facing small business owners.