Public Policy

Through a strong connection to the local Eden Prairie government as well as to our district and state officials, the chamber can offer you a direct route to getting involved with public policy.  Learn how to get in touch or become active in advocating for your business.

Elected Officials

Tim Walz


130 State Capitol

75 Rev. Martin Luther KIng Jr. Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155

Phone: 651-201-3400

Toll-free: 800-657-3717

Fax: 651-797-1850

Senator Steve Cwodzinski

District 48

95 University Ave W.

Minnesota State Office Building, Room 2319

St. Paul, MN 55155


Senator Melisa Franzen

District 49

Capital Office

95 University Ave W.

Minnesota Senate Building, Room 3403

St. Paul, MN 55155


Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn

District 48B

449 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN


Rep. Steve Elkins

District 49B

209 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155


Rep. Laurie Pryor

District 48A

227 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155


Public Policy Committee

The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is very active in local and state government. This committee exists for those members who are interested in the legislative, transportation and business advocacy issues that affect Eden Prairie and the surrounding areas. They discuss these issues and then help communicate positions to local metro and state officials. They also meet with and influence the people who are forming current policy and future legislation.

This committee meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM at the Chamber Office. 
If you are interested in joining this committee or getting more information, please contact Chamber President Pat MulQueeny at (952) 944-2830.

Use BusinessConnection!
BusinessConnection is your free, go-to service in Minnesota for any and all business questions. They exist to help businesses grow by breaking down barriers, opening doors and answering questions – so you can get back to running your business.
BusinessConnection is an electronic business assistance and referral network operated by Grow Minnesota!, the Minnesota Chamber’s initiative focused on retaining and creating jobs. The service is launched statewide this week after a successful year-long pilot. BusinessConnection was developed jointly and is cosponsored with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
How to contact BusinessConnection:
Call toll-free: 1-888-MINN-BIZ or 1-888-646-6249
Assistance is available 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce operates, an ambitious, multi-year public engagement and issue advocacy effort to fundamentally change Minnesota’s public policy environment.  Their research has shown that most Minnesotans and business leaders agree on the issues, they just don’t know it. We all talk a different language, and tend to speak up when the partisan volume is the highest. offers a new approach better suited for the new economic and political climate. With a growing frustration of political partisanship and a sense that Minnesota is losing its edge, will unite Minnesotans around a brand to build a better more competitive Minnesota.
Help us build a united, positive, forward looking vision for Minnesota:
Join the conversation and share your views!  Submit photos, videos and comments.  You can also put the link on their web or intranet sites.
This is just the first tool in many that will begin to change the policy debate in Minnesota. The Minnesota Chamber invites your support, feedback, suggestions and participation. will attract support by engaging Minnesotans in something they care deeply about, Minnesota and its future. We can only be successful in partnership with local chambers across the state.

State of the City Update 2022
The Chamber recently held its State of the City luncheon where members and local officials were treated to presentations and updates from the city of Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie Schools and the Chamber/businesses. Key takeaways – our three entities continue to coordinate and work together to make Eden Prairie a great place to work, start a business, raise a family and enjoy amenities in our city. Watch the recording of the event here.