Business Resources

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Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Information about funding opportunities, location and expansion assistance, tax credits, marketing partnerships and more.
Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) Financial packaging, assistance with loan applications, business plans, strategic planning, tax free zones (JOBZ).
Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) A certified development company that's been originating SBA 504 loans for small businesses across Minnesota since 1983.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) A statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) that provide the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today's competitive and ever-changing business world.
Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) Southwest Initiative Foundation is an independent community foundation supported by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations who want to strengthen southwest Minnesota.
Center of Rural Entrepreneurship (CORE) of the Southwest Initiative Foundation Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality? Whether you're an aspiring start-up or have been in business for years, the Minnesota Center of Rural Entrepreneurship is here for you!
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.