Strong businesses create strong communities, and we want to help yours succeed! The Houston County Economic Development Authority provides professional and confidential support to regional businesses and organizations through a number of programs.
The EDA manages a Revolving Loan Fund that provides low-interest gap financing to startup and expansion projects. EDA staff can also assist in identifying other sources of funding from regional and statewide entities, such as the Department of Employment and Economic Development, 504 Corporation, and the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
RESOURCES & EDUCATION
There are many business resources available: from energy-efficiency upgrades to leadership development to grant programs for job training. If your business has unmet needs or is embarking on a new project, donâ€™t hesitate to reach out to the EDA for assistance.
EDA staff are trained consultants for the Small Business Development Center, a free service to entrepreneurs. We can help with business planning, connect you to experts in the industry, and review goals for expansion. You can sign up for this service here: www.rctc.edu/workforce/smallbusiness
In addition to helping individual businesses, the Houston County EDA is committed to community development projects that make our region a better place to live. EDA staff have spearheaded and continue to lead efforts in regional marketing, workforce development, outdoor recreation, nonprofit development, and downtown revitalization.