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MN Job Creation Fund

The Job Creation Fund provides financial incentives to new and expanding businesses that meet certain job creation and capital investment targets. Companies deemed eligible to participate may receive up to $1 million for creating or retaining high-paying jobs and for constructing or renovating facilities or making other property improvements. In some cases, companies may receive awards of up to $2 million.

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MN Investment Fund

The Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) provides financing to help add new workers and retain high-quality jobs on a statewide basis. The focus is on industrial, manufacturing, and technology-related industries to increase the local and state tax base and improve economic vitality statewide.

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MN Job Skills Partnership

Minnesota participating businesses must partner with an accredited Minnesota educational institution. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to the educational institution to develop and deliver training specific to the business needs. A cash or in-kind contribution from the participating business must match grant funds on at least a one-to-one basis.

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Small Business Development Loan Program

The Small Business Development Loan Program provides loans for business expansions that result in the creation of new jobs. Small business loans up to $5 million are made by the Minnesota Agricultural and Economic Development Board (MAEDB) through the issuance of industrial development bonds.

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