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.
If there’s one good thing to come out of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s this: Greater Minnesota has more opportunities to train people to fill ongoing job vacancies. That was what researchers at the Mankato-based Center for Rural Policy and Development told lawmakers Monday during a House workforce and business development committee hearing. “The data […]
Minnesota’s summer of protests, violence, and personal and political reckoning brought issues of race and racism front and center in 2020. For many Greater Minnesota communities, however, making their towns more welcoming to everyone was a priority long before then. Motivated by a variety of concerns, many leaders have partnered with University of Minnesota Extension […]
By Bernadette Heier | January 28, 2021 at 6:21 PM CST – Updated January 28 at 6:53 PM NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — A $74,552 Economic Development Administration grant is set to aid south central Minnesota manufacturers. Democratic Sen. Tina Smith, of Minnesota, says the grant will help manufacturers and communities in the region […]
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