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Business Subsidy and Revolving Loan Fund Information

Revolving loan Fund

Goodhue County EDA administers a revolving loan fund (RLF) to assist small businesses with financing needs.  Eligible uses of revolving loan funds include:

  • Land and building acquisition
  • Land improvements
  • New Building construction
  • Machinery
  • Equipment and Fixtures
  • Other capital improvements or investments

Only for-profit business can qualify to receive a loan and municipalities or townships can apply on behalf of a for-profit economic development project.  A small business can qualify for loans from $5,000 up to $15,000 for development projects.

RLFs are traditionally used to fill a "financing gap" in a business development project. They are designed to alleviate the high cost and short supply of capital for businesses by providing flexible loan terms.  Typically, RLFs lower the rate, lengthen the term or reduce the risk of a loan.  By increasing accessibility to capital, RLFs are an effective tool of leveraging.  RLFs are typically combined with other public or private dollars and are used to initiate, facilitate, and promote the county’s legitimate economic development interests.  This program is intended to complement, not replace, existing local development incentives.

In order to qualify for a loan from this fund, an applicant must be a “for profit” business and able to demonstrate the feasibility, sustainability of the business through a business plan and projected sufficient income to repay interest and principle within a reasonable period of time. 
To apply for a loan, a business MUST contact the Goodhue County EDA director complete application form (contained in the link below).  

To apply for a loan, a business contact the Goodhue County EDA director complete application form. 

Click here for guidelines and application

For further inquiry please call the EDA staff person Cris Gastner at (651) 764-5745

Business Subsidies

In addition to revolving loan fund assistance, Goodhue County has the ability to utilize a number of tools to make businesses more competitive.  These tools include:  Business Assistance, Revolving Loan Fund, Tax Abatement, Tax Increment Financing and Financial Packaging.

Click here to view the Goodhue County Business Subsidy Policy

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