As our team partners with communities and organizations, we have established this web page to help you better understand the resources available to you now and in the future.
We pledge to be supportive and share new information and resources, in regard to COVID-19, for businesses, nonprofits, local units of government, school districts, and the public. We will do our absolute best to update this resource page as they become available to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information.
A number of Region Nine’s loan clients were hit hard by the Governor’s issuance of Executive Order 20-04 which shut down a number of businesses. In response, Region Nine is offering clients a streamlined process for requesting a payment deferral as well as an option to defer payments for up to 90 days. Clients will be contacted prior to their next payment date. In addition, clients are being provided with the most current information available on programs being offered that they may be able to take advantage of.
Together, as organizations and partners, we are strongest when we share ideas, collaborate on best practices, and create innovating solutions that best meet our communities’ needs. We pledge to continue these efforts on your behalf.
Please connect with our talented staff of grant writers, lending coordinators, economic developers, and overall compassionate team members with any suggestions on how we can help during this challenging situation.
Our office is closed to the public as a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Our team is working remotely using telephone, email, and other forms of communication because health and safety come first. However, be assured we are all working harder for you than ever before during these hard times.
Our team continues to serve you as we navigate this unprecedented event. We are here to listen. To advise. To take advice.
More federal funding to expand broadband, rules to allow the continuation of telemedicine, highway funding and more aid for small businesses are at the top of the list for area rural counties. Those were the messages county commissioners delivered to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar during a virtual roundtable she hosted Friday. The three commissioners are […]
Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks COVID’s economic impact with the Region 9 Development Commission The pandemic has hit businesses, hospitality industry and the economies of entire cities, with having to close restaurants for weeks at a time to canceling events that would’ve drawn tourists. Representatives from Sibley, Le Sueur and Martin County joined the senator to […]