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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.

Small Business Emergency Loan

Small Business Emergency Loans are available after the governor has declared a peacetime emergency.

Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

This program enables a small business to obtain a term loan when it cannot otherwise qualify for a loan.

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.

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.

SBIR-STTR Federal Funding for High-Tech Companies

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Flood Recovery Financing

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

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