RESOURCES

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.

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+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.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FINANCING
(EMPLOYEE TRAINING)

+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.

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+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

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+M STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

MSTATE 

Students enrolled in more than 40 M State programs are eligible to receive Workforce Development Scholarships for the academic year 2020-21. The scholarships, funded by the Minnesota Legislature, provide free aid of $2,500 per academic year ($1,250 per semester) up to a maximum of $5,000 over four semesters

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+CAREERFORCE

CAREERFORCE

CareerForce is committed to helping:

  • Individuals start, advance or change their career

  • Employers attract, develop and retain talent

  • Minnesota thrive economically

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+STEM INTERNSHIP

STEM INTERNSHIP

The STEM Internship matches employers and students for STEM internship opportunities. Employers can receive up to 2,500 in matching funds for intern wages.

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