Local Government Resources

Several local and regional entities provide economic development financing for new and expanding companies in the region:

In addition, the following have been accessed by the City of Bemidji in support of development in the city. Both provide a means to write down land cost and pay for site improvements as well as public infrastructure required for a development:

  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Tax Abatement
Cost effective
Entrepreneur Business

Minnesota Business Financing & Loan Programs

Workforce Training Grants
& Programs

The Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership works with businesses and schools to train or retrain workers, expand opportunities, and keep high-quality jobs in the region. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to educational institutions that partner with the region’s businesses to develop job training or retraining.

Business Meetings
Business Growth

Economic Gardening Grant

Are you a company with $1 Million in revenue looking for customized information and guidance to help your company grow?  Apply for an Economic Gardening grant and open up the possibilities. More information is available here.


Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Our community has all the regional center amenities to support your business and workforce,
while maintaining the small town beauty and character that make this place home.