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Financing Programs

Our business financing programs help companies and communities retain existing jobs and create new high-quality jobs. Not all businesses are eligible. Qualifying companies must meet specific job creation and wage goals.

Minnesota Investment Fund

The Minnesota Investment Fund provides financing to help companies expand, add workers and retain high-quality jobs.

Minnesota Job Creation Fund

Provides up to $1 million after specified job creation and capital investment goals are achieved.

Angel Loan Fund

Minnesota's Angel Loan Fund Program (ALF) provides an additional funding option for businesses certified to participate in Minnesota's Angel Tax Credit Program.

Minnesota Foreign Trade Zones

Store goods, assemble products, manufacture or re-export goods without paying Customs duties.

Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program

Helps grow minority-owned businesses and creates jobs in economically distressed areas of the state.

Indian Business Loan Program

Supports Indian-owned businesses and promotes economic opportunities for Indian people statewide.

Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs

Provides small non-dilutive loans to early stage businesses developing or producing high-tech products or services in Minnesota.

Reservist and Veteran Business Loan Program

For companies with employees called to active duty and veterans returning from active duty.

Tourism Business Septic Tank Replacement

Provides financing to help certain tourism-related businesses replace failed septic systems.

Minnesota 21st Century Fund

Provides loans to or makes equity investments in innovative mineral processing facilities.

Innovation Voucher Program

Helps small businesses bring innovative new products and services to market.

SBIR-STTR Funding for High-Tech Companies

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Business Financing Awards Map

An interactive map showing awards for six major DEED business financing programs.

Flood Recovery Financing

Flood-recovery funds are awarded to local units of government, which make loans to individual businesses.

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