The City of Northfield EDA partners with several private entities to help businesses find consulting services, energy conservation, loan products, and more. Our staff are here to walk you through the options and connect you with these resources, as well as other financing opportunities.
Minnesota Center for Energy & Environment (CEE)
CEE provides practical, innovative energy solutions for homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, and government by providing energy programs, financing, and research. Among many other services, CEE provides financing to Minnesota businesses making cost effective energy efficient improvements.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is committed to helping small businesses succeed. They provide assistance with starting and managing a business, business consulting, and loan and grant assistance.
USDA Rural Development promotes economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions, and community-managed lending pools. They offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation invests in the region’s future growth through grants, loans, technical expertise, and partnerships that foster community assets via workforce readiness and entrepreneurial activity, especially in areas of biomedical, bioagriculture, and alternative energy.