The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.
Starting a business in Minnesota is not a single decision but a series of them, each one an important step on the road to a successful launch. Here we help you tackle the most common questions in the order you’re most likely to need answers.
Whether it’s to startup, operate or expand, at some stage most every business owner must find the money to make things happen. Here you'll find the details on targeted business financing programs available through our JOBZ and Business Finance Office.
A unique state economic development agency, IRRRB promotes and invests in business, community and workforce development in northeastern Minnesota. We provide vital funding, including low or no interest loans, grants and loan guarantees for businesses relocating or expanding in the region. A variety of grants are available to local government, education institutions, and nonprofits that promote workforce development and sustainable communities.