The City of Glencoe understands that your success is vital for the community’s future.
Various incentives and other development resources are available for new and expanding businesses. This includes experience with a vast array of tax abatement and Tax Increment Financing projects. Those interested in discussing specific business assistance opportunities should contact Jon Jerabek at (320) 864-6951.
Awning & Sign Grant Program – Applications for 2022 are closed and will reopen Jan.1, 2023.
Businesses located within City limits are encouraged to apply for an awning/sign grant to construct new or upgrade existing. See below application for more details on the program.
Local Financing Options
Glencoe is able to assist businesses with their relocation or on-site expansion needs through a combination of local, regional and statewide resources. This process starts with private financing. The City of Glencoe is fortunate to have three community-based financial institutions that are available to work with local businesses to address their commercial lending needs.
- CorTrust Bank: (320) 864-3161
- MidCountry Bank: (320) 864-5541
- Security Bank & Trust Company: (320) 864-3171
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development is the state’s principal economic development agency, with programs promoting business recruitment, expansion, and retention; workforce development; international trade; and community development. For information on specific financing and business assistance programs can be found by visiting the organization’s website.
Southwest Initiative Foundation believes economic and social growth are interdependent when it comes to building vibrant and welcoming communities in southwest Minnesota. The foundation invests in people and projects that advance entrepreneurship, business retention and expansion in the region. More information on the foundation’s loan and other business assistance programs can be found be found by visiting swifoundation.org.
Mid-Minnesota Development Commission serves the Counties of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker and Renville. Part of the organization’s mission is to foster economic development opportunities for the communities that they serve. This involves administrating a revolving loan program for individual loans up to $100,000 that can be used for real estate, equipment and working capital. Further information on the commission’s loan and other business assistance program can be found by visiting the organization’s website.
Ridgewater College’s Center for Customized Education focuses on building long term relationships with businesses and individuals. A trained specialist will help in assessing needs and designing a program to meet your objectives with a budget and time frame. Further information on programs available through Ridgewater College can be found by visiting the organization’s website.