Minnesota Job Creation Fund

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This program provides financial incentives to new and expanding businesses that meet certain job creation and capital investment targets. 

Companies deemed eligible to participate may receive up to $1 million for creating or retaining high-paying jobs and for constructing or renovating facilities or making other property improvements. For extremely large projects, companies may be eligible to receive up to $2 million. Award amounts depend on job creation and investment levels. 


The program is available to businesses engaged in select industries including manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and technology-related industries, among others. Business submits an application which must include local government support documents. 

To be eligible, the business must meet requirements including:

  • Invest at least $500,000 in real property improvements and create at least 10 full-time jobs if the business is located in the Twin Cities area
  • Invest at least $250,000 in real property and create at least 5 full-time jobs if the business is located in Greater Minnesota or owned by minorities, women, veterans or persons with disabilities
  • Meet wage and compensation requirements
  • Have other location options outside of Minnesota
  • Operate in an eligible industry


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development W: https://mn.gov/deed/business/financing-business/deed-programs/mn-jcf/


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