K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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Foreign Trade Zone


Reduce your cost of doing business internationally through the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #119). Hennepin County is within the Alternative Site Framework (ASF) service area, meaning businesses within the county can create a subzone at their existing location. Qualifying companies that import and export components and goods may defer and reduce duty payments, save on import processing fees, and make duty free exports. Contact the Hennepin County Foreign Trade Zone representative to learn more.


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Government Resources
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)

Why is this service free?

To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.

Languages spoken

  • English