News from the Downtown Alliance
June 21, 2018
A note from the president
Hey friends,

This is my first official week on the job as president of the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance. I am so excited to continue working hard to build a better future for our downtown, from bringing more vitality and jobs to creating an incredible experience for all who spend time in our great city.

As we go about this work, I don’t want to lose sight of all the fantastic things happening right now and the organizations, businesses and people who are behind them. So, we’ll be sending out regular updates such as these where you’ll find upcoming events, interesting news, and information on inspiring work and initiatives happening downtown.

Feel free to share with your friends and send me your ideas, tips and feedback as well! You can email me at

See you all around (down)town,

Joe Spencer
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator moves into Osborn370
The tech incubator Techstars is launching a program called the Farm to Fork Accelerator that is setting up their national headquarters here in downtown Saint Paul at Osborn370. The program is sponsored by Ecolab and Cargill, and will have 10 startup companies moving into downtown Saint Paul starting next week.
Jazz Festival to fill up Lowertown this weekend
Starting today nearly every park, street corner, bar, and music venue will be home to 72 different performances (mostly) in downtown Saint Paul. With a wide musical variety and 30,000 attendees, it’s a great time to show off downtown Saint Paul.
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