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.
COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Programs
Emergency programs created to assist businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Designed in consultation with legislators from both parties, and alongside dozens of private sector leaders, the program exists to help grow Minnesota's startup ecosystem.
Minnesota Foreign Trade Zones
Store goods, assemble products, manufacture or re-export goods without paying Customs duties.
Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program
Provides loan capital for businesses that are owned and operated by minorities, low-income persons, women, veterans and/or persons with disabilities.
Indian Business Loan Program
Supports Indian-owned businesses and promotes economic opportunities for Indian people statewide.
Reservist and Veteran Business Loan Program
For companies with employees called to active duty and veterans returning from active duty.
Minnesota 21st Century Fund
Provides loans to or makes equity investments in innovative mineral processing facilities.
Child Care Economic Development
DEED will award grants to be used to implement solutions to reduce the child care shortage in the state.
SBIR-STTR Federal Funding for High-Tech Companies
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
The State Small Business Credit Initiative
Minnesota has been approved by the U. S. Department of the Treasury for up to $97 million for small business financing support.