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APEX connects business owners with incentive programs that are appropriate to their company and project. Several of Minnesota's most competitive grant and loan programs are provided below:

Incentives Directory



Angel Tax Credit provides incentives to investors or investment funds that put money into startup and emerging companies focused on high technology or new proprietary technology.
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Douglas County Revolving Loan Fund offers below market rate loans of up to $50,000 for qualifying businesses to fund land, buildings and equipment for projects located in Douglas County.
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Duluth 1200 Fund provides incentive loans of up to $500,000 for business expansions and relocations which will create jobs in the City of Duluth.
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Enterprise Development Zones provide tax incentives to new or expanding businesses whose projects will affect distressed areas. The Wisconsin Department of Commerce determines eligibility.
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Indian Business Loan Program supports the development of Indian-owned and operated businesses and promotes economic opportunities for Native American people throughout Minnesota.
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Iron Range Resources is a unique State of Minnesota economic development agency providing a variety of business financing packages for business development, expansion or relocation in northeastern Minnesota.
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Minnesota Community Capital Fund (MCCF), a non-profit corporation,is a bank participation loan fund that allows member-investors to leverage underutilized Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) capital on behalf of Greater Minnesota communities...
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Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) provides grants of up to $500,000 to help add new workers and retain high-quality jobs in Minnesota. The focus is on industrial, manufacturing and technology-related industries...
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Minnesota Job Skills Partnership provides grants of up to $400,000 to educational institutions that partner with businesses in northeast Minnesota to develop new job training programs, or for the retraining...
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Northland Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to addressing economic, social and human needs in the seven counties of northeast Minnesota, providing project financing at a below-market interest rate for eligible...
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Northwest Wisconsin Regional Economic Development Fund promotes private-sector investment in long-lived assets and to create jobs by addressing capital gaps in market for long-term debt. Loans range from $20,000 to...
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Small Business Development Loan Program provides loans for business expansions that result in the creation of new jobs in Minnesota. Small business loans of up to $5 million are made...
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Tax Increment Financing is available in the City of Superior to provide grants to new businesses to for site improvements, groundwork, utility hookups, foundations, slabs and other needs.
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In 1944, Congress created the VA Loan program to help returning war veterans achieve the dream of home ownership. Since then, the Department of Veterans Affairs has helped more than 18 million...
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In 1944, Congress created the VA Loan program to help returning war veterans achieve the dream of home ownership. Since then, the Department of Veterans Affairs has helped more than 18 million...
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Wisconsin Department of Commerce offers several competitive loans and grant programs for new and expanding businesses in northwest Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Rural Enterprise Fund is administered through the Northwest Regional Planning Commission and offers venture/angel capital investments of up to $200,000 in equity for high-growth, technology-related businesses in northwest Wisconsin.
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