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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.

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.

Launch Minnesota

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.

Launch Minnesota Grants

Check availability, how to apply, forms to fill out.

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.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Offers permanent residency to certain foreign investors.

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