Saint Paul Port Authority

Over the course of nearly 90 years, the Saint Paul Port Authority has evolved into an economic development organization committed to attracting and retaining living wage jobs in Saint Paul (both on and off the river), increasing the city’s tax base and creating sustainable development opportunities. Our work is accomplished through four key focus areas:

Harbor Management

The Saint Paul Port Authority manages four ports along the river, where commodities are loaded on and off of barges throughout the shipping season. Nearly 6 million tons of commodities passed through the Twin Cities’ river terminals in 2015. Top exports include corn, soybeans and wheat. Imports include sand, gravel, fertilizer, cement and coal. 

Brownfield Redevelopment

The Saint Paul Port Authority purchases commercial real estate properties that are complicated due to the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. We dedicate our resources to remediate these brownfield properties by removing or sealing off all contaminants and ultimately eliminating the environmental concerns. Properties are then put back on the commercial real estate market for as a little as $1.00 and sold to businesses committed to state-of-the-art facilities, job density, living wage jobs with benefits and hiring from within local neighborhoods. 

Energy Savings Programs

The Saint Paul Authority manages two energy saving finance programs that help commercial property owners state-wide: MinnPACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and Trillion BTU. 

Port Consulting Services

The Saint Paul Port Authority has developed an expertise working closely in both the public and private sectors with a strong track record of getting complicated projects off the ground.

Please learn more here or contact IRPT Member.

Saint Paul Port Authority
Sarah Illi, P.E., (MN) Director of Development
400 Wabasha Street N, # 240
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 204-6222