Business Assistance

BusinessCollageIron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) is here to help your business grow and prosper. Whether you're considering expanding an existing business in northeastern Minnesota, locating a new business here, or purchasing new equipment, IRRRB can assist you in reaching your goals.

We offer flexible, creative financial assistance packages to help you with site, building, infrastructure, equipment, and workforce development. IRRRB has the resources, flexibility and expertise to meet all business development needs.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your convenience to discuss how we can help you succeed in northeastern Minnesota.

Eligible Businesses

Our business assistance programs are focused on helping businesses retain and grow jobs, expand, and diversify northeastern Minnesota's economy. Existing businesses, start-ups, and companies looking to expand within the IRRRB's service area may qualify for a number of different programs.

Please feel free to contact the IRRRB with any questions you may have about eligibility.

Types of Financial Assistance

Whatever your needs may be, IRRRB will work closely with you to customize a financial assistance package that helps you achieve your objectives. You'll find our low-interest loan options to be extremely affordable and easily-shaped to meet your project requirements. We will work on your behalf with your bank and other economic development partners to complete a financial assistance package that works for you. And you'll find our staff willing to go the extra mile to help in any way we can.

Application Questions

Feel free to contact Steve Peterson at (218) 735-3002, (877) 829-3936, or email for any questions about the application process.

Business Assistance Request Form (pdf)