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Hundreds of jobs in our area are being moved out of the workplace and into people's homes. A new push by employers to create telework, or jobs that can be done from home, is not only gaining ground around the country, but right here at home.


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Business Development, Inc.

Through the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) office, low interest loans are available for signage and building improvements for eligible businesses. Priorities will be given to: Vacant Buildings Visual Impact Elimination of code deficiencies and energy conservation Building to be totally rehabilitated Job Creation The maximum loan amount is $35,000 for building improvements and $5,000 for signage.  


Category: Local Incentives, Grants & Loans


Business Subsidies/Grants Programs

The Fergus Falls Economic Improvement Commission Board of Directors has established a Business Subsidy program for qualifying businesses. The amount of subsidy varies, but typically requires the business to create high paying jobs and/or to be expanding or relocating. Examples of eligible costs include moving costs, workforce training and rental


Category: Local Incentives, Grants & Loans


Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) – Business Financing Programs

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is the state’s principal economic development agency, with programs promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. DEED facilitates an economic environment to produce jobs and improve the quality of the state’s workforce. These actions support the


Category: State Incentives, Grants & Loans


E3 Loan Program

Great River Energy offers an Energy Efficient Equipment Fund (E3 Fund) which provides a low-interest loan to cover the costs of acquisition and installation of energy efficient equipment. Loans from $20,000 up to $350,000 will be considered with an interest rate determined by energy savings achieved. The maximum maturity is


Category: Local Incentives, Green Incentives, Energy Incentives, Grants & Loans


Enterprise Minnesota

Since 1991, the business consultants at Enterprise Minnesota have helped Minnesota’s small and medium sized manufacturers compete and grow. Through highly personalized services tailored to the specific needs of our client companies, we help develop more effective business leaders, execute plant-wide operational excellence, and promote creative strategies for growth and better profitability.


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Export Working Capital Program

The Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) supports export financing to small businesses when most banks do not provide working capital advances on export orders, export receivables or letters of credit. The EWCP provides lenders with up to a 90% guaranty on export loans as a credit enhancement, so that the


Category: State Incentives, Grants & Loans


GRE Programs

E3 Loan Program Great River Energy offers an Energy Efficient Equipment Fund (E3 Fund) which provides a low-interest loan to cover the costs of acquisition and installation of energy efficient equipment. Loans from $100,000 up to $350,000 will be considered with an interest rate determined by energy savings achieved. The maximum


Category: Assistance Programs


Historical Tax Credit

The Minnesota Credit for Historic Structure Rehabilitation (MHTC) was signed into law on April 1, 2010. It is a major component of Governor Pawlenty’s Minnesota Jobs Stimulus Bill. The following are some points that developers and investors should know about the new MHTC, courtesy of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.: 20 Percent


Category: State Incentives, Tax Incentives


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