K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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The Co-operative Technical Assistance Program offers support for the development of new Minneapolis co-operatives.

Reimbursement for Minnesota based small and midsize employers who provide reasonable accommodations to disabled job applicants and employees.

Wealth building via coaching and business advising in African immigrant communities. 

Alternative financing for Minneapolis retail, service or light manufacturing.

A digital, on-demand platform designed to help women entrepreneurs learn critical information. 

Guidance and connection for Minnesota-based tech startups. 

Technical support, professional development and financial assistance to help Black women business owners build generational wealth. 

Low-interest loans to incentivize Brooklyn Center businesses to update their buildings. 

Commercial and private microloans for small businesses in Brooklyn Center. 

Alternative real-estate and fixed-asset loans for Brooklyn Park businesses. 

Community-based wealth creation and financial literacy advising. 

Financial support for job-creating redevelopment projects. 

Small business certification for minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small businesses. 

Certified lender for business loans and financing advice for Minnesota business owners. 

Low-interest loans for high-priority areas in the City of Dayton.

Low-interest loans for startups, expansions, and retentions in Hanover.

Matching grants to promote economic development and retention in Hanover.

Advising to promote economic equity in the Latino business community. 

Patient debt capital and favorable terms for commercial real estate development and acquisition. 

Loans for growing manufacturing companies. 

Loans that meet unconventional needs to finance job-creation and provide essential services. 

Community Entrepreneurship Program

Forgivable loans for building owners and commercial tenants along the Central Avenue Cultural District to improve interiors. 

Focused training to take on larger projects

Loans for businesses and entrepreneurs from disadvantaged groups. 

Cohort education opportunities and forgivable loans for arts and cultural nonprofits. 

Financing support for child-care entrepreneurs to start, manage and grow sustainable businesses. 

Matching grants to revitalize and sustain economic vitality in Minneapolis commercial districts. 

Matching grants to revitalize and sustain economic vitality in Minneapolis commercial districts. 

Database of supply partners seeking to connect with the Minnesota supply chain. 

Loan program to support Indian-owned businesses across Minnesota. 

Advocacy and support for businesses along the Lake Street business corridor. 

Grants for business operations including research, development, and other business expenses. 

Education, support and connectivity for BIPOC, women, and LBGTQ founders building high-impact ventures. 

Revitalization grants for businesses impacted by COVID-19 and unrest along key business corridors. 

Coalition that promotes inclusive workplace building to bring and retain top talent to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. 

Wrap-around services for management education, finances and market trends. 

Low-interest loans to finance equipment and building improvements in Minneapolis. 

Promoting American Indian businesses with advising and connection. 

Financing for small businesses across Minnesota. 

Lending resources, one-on-one advising, and events to support emerging small business owners. 

Increasing access to flexible and affordable capital and support services for businesses across Minnesota.

Financing for Minnesota companies to expand, add workers, and retain high-quality jobs. 

Loan fund dedicated to spurring economic growth by financing job-creating businesses. 

Grants for nonprofits helping meet development and redevelopment needs in the wake of COVID-19.

Financing for renewable energy improvements.

Procurement support for economically disadvantaged or veteran-owned businesses working with Minnesota government.

Fund that provides training and access to capital to promote entrepreneurship among American Indian people across Minnesota.

An organization dedicated to creating equal opportunity for Disadvantage Business Enterprises in highway, transit, and airport projects.

Helping create community wealth by providing success planning support and guidance on forming employee-owned cooperatives.

Training, workshops, financing, and marketplaces designed to build wealth for entrepreneurs across North Minneapolis.

Loans to provide working capital and cash reserves to help nonprofits rebuild.

Tax credits for research and development activities across Minnesota.

Loans to support companies with employees called to active duty and veterans returning from active duty.

Grants to support businesses that must move as a result of redevelopment projects in Richfield.

Loans to support growing businesses in their acquisition of major fixed assets such as land, buildings, machinery, and equipment.

The gold standard of Small Business Administration loans.

Loans and grants to fuel small business growth in historically underutilized business zones.

Loans of up to $50,000 through Small Business Administration intermediaries.

Federal contracts for small disadvantaged businesses.

Executive-level training to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses.

Federal contracts for small, women-owned businesses.

Support for startups transforming high risk, high-impact technologies into marketable products and services.

Mentorship, business support, and technical assistance to promote a vibrant small-business community.

Supporting growth of emerging businesses in Scott County.

Nonprofit community developer dedicated to living-wage jobs, affordable housing, and a vibrant local economy.

Co-op friendly financing to support businesses with unique ownership structures.

Financing and commercial lending for St. Louis Park businesses.

Low-interest loans for new and existing business and property owners in St. Louis Park.

Statewide network of professional business consultants that offer advising and funding assessment to businesses from startup to growth.

Consulting and technical assistance to support Minneapolis entrepreneurs and established businesses.

Technical assistance for small, women-owned, and minority-owned business in Minneapolis.

Financial aid and technical assistance to Minnesota small businesses exporting products or services to foreign markets.

Commercial lending, leasing support, and a Small Business Administration (SBA) lender.

Rebates and support for businesses upgrading their lighting to be more efficient.

Loans and grants to support veteran-owned small businesses.

Technical assistance and financial resources to support businesses along the West Broadway Corridor in North Minneapolis.

Agency supporting economic development of the West Bank district via advising and connecting.

Federal tax credit designed to incentivize employers to hire from groups who consistently experience high rates of unemployment.