Greater Fergus Falls strives to remove the common challenges and barriers associated with starting and growing a business. Whether you’re an established business or a startup, there’s no need to navigate the economic development process on your own. Acting as a liaison for your business, Greater Fergus Falls can connect you with available resources and programs to help your business succeed.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Because we recognize that starting a new business or expanding an existing venture can be overwhelming, we have created a guide which summarizes the incentives that may be available to your business. Click here for incentives, and here for entrepreneur resources.
+MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (MBDA)
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses by linking them with the capital, contracts, and markets they need to grow. In addition to educational programs and materials, the MBDA offers networking options and connects minority business owners with contract opportunities.
+NATIONAL MINORITY BUSINESS COUNCIL (NMBC)
NATIONAL MINORITY BUSINESS COUNCIL
The NMBC is an organization dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, purchasing listings, and related services to businesses across the nation. The NMBC’s goal is to expand opportunities available to small, minority and women business owners.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FINANCING
+MINNESOTA JOB SKILLS PARTNERSHIP
MINNESOTA JOB SKILLS PARTNERSHIP
Funding to pay for employee training – includes both new, and existing employees. Programs include funding directly to the business, and funding in partnerships with a local college.
+DUAL TRAINING GRANT
DUAL TRAINING GRANT
This program reimburses businesses in eligible industries (manufacturing, agriculture, health care, information technology) for sending their employees to any industry-recognized training, up to $6,000 per employee
+M STATE SCHOLARSHIPS