Building Neighborhood Economies From Within

The U7 Project

The U7 COllaborative, led by NDC to help businesses along the University Avenue Light Rail Corridor survive four years of construction, was wrapped with great success. More than 400 small businesses took U7’s offer of free business assistance, graphic design, marketing, facade improvement, and/or City of St. Paul forgivable loans; 99% of the businesses served made it successfully through construction and are better prepared to take advantage of new opportunities.