The Bloomington Port Authority was created in the 1980s to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Metropolitan Stadium site into the Mall of America. Over time, its work expanded to assist a wider range of projects throughout the South Loop neighborhood, including high tech manufacturing, hotels, and residential development. In 2022 and 2023 the Port expanded its redevelopment and creative placemaking services Citywide and added small businesses assistance services to its economic development capabilities.
Bloomington's Port is on the Minnesota River. It is a smaller port capable of mooring for barges.