Renay Dossman

Renay Dossman


Neighborhood Development Center Twin Cities




When Target made its elevated commitment to the Neighborhood Development Center and established a new partnership with Midtown Global Market (which NDC co-owns) for home delivery via Shipt, it’s likely no coincidence it happened under Renay Dossman’s leadership. A longtime Target executive who led the global trend and design team for grocery, Dossman joined NDC in 2019 and was named president in September. The nonprofit provides business services for more than 400 local entrepreneurs, 90 percent of whom are low-income and people of color. “There’s more urgency now,” Dossman says. “My goal is to remove obstacles.” That meant cutting rent in half to help Midtown Global tenants survive the downturn. In 2021, the market will roll out a website to promote its vendors, many of whom don’t have websites of their own. NDC’s new training center, which will include business incubator space and low-income housing, is set to open in St. Paul in fall 2021.