Starting a Business in Hibbing
Hibbing is the birthplace of a variety of businesses large and small. From enormous taconite mines to ma and pop small businesses, we will help any business interested in opening in our community. Hibbing hosts many fine locations. Multiple business parks, service centers, malls and a busy downtown mainstreet are just a few of the commercial locations available for development.
Hibbing provides assistance to new startups. Depending on the size of your project and your needs we can provide, storefront loan of low interest loan funding, assistance with site and utility infrastructure, workforce development and training, marketing assistance, business consultation, energy rebates and grants, business plan development and more.
The Chamber is a business advocate and is here to help make your project happen! Hibbing has multiple agencies and resources which are available to assist and the Chamber can help connect you to those that apply to your project.
Business Energy Retrofit (BER)
The BER program helps local businesses regardless of size or type to improve commercial energy costs. It provides a comprehensive program which includes a 1/3 grant of up to $20,000 to be used for building retrofit projects. The BER works with businesses to determine the highest rate of payback on their project. For more information, call Lory Fedo at the Chamber at 218-262-3895 or Vincent Meyer at AEOA at 218-735-6828 ext. 6828.
Business Development Partners
- Contact: Barbara Hayden
- Telephone: 218-725-5008
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
State of Minnesota, Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has developed two Pilot Grant Programs including the Innovative Voucher Pilot Program and the Job Training Incentive Pilot Program (JTIP). Please find documents below for more information regarding each program.
The Innovative Voucher Pilot Program is a program for Minnesota businesses with less than 40 employees that have need of purchasing technical assistance and services from public higher education institutions and non-profit entities in the development or commercialization of innovative new products and services. Up to $25,000 per voucher grant is available. Funds are available now through June 30, 2017, first come, first served.
The Job Training Incentive Pilot Program (JTIP) is for businesses that have less than 150 employees, considering hiring 5 new employees or increasing workforce by 10%, and business must be engaged in manufacturing, warehouse, distributions, information technology, finance, insurance, or professional or technical service activities. The program awards training grants of up to $50,000 for customized, proprietary training. Applications are being accepted until December 31, 2015. This is an extension of the pilot program's end date as funds are still available.
Employee Relocation & Recruitment
The Chamber will also help your employees as they relocate to our community. We will provide them with one on one assistance in finding resources such as realtors, service agencies, healthcare providers, etc. We will help them get their children registered for school or signed up for a favorite sport. We know that the success of your business depends on the well-being of your employees.
We will also help your business to find employees in the region. Local and state resources stand ready to assist you in employee training and recruitment. Our people are known for their strong work ethic and tenacity. Data shows that there is an ample worker pool within 60 miles - depending, of course, on the type of employees you are looking for.
For more information, please contact Lory Fedo at email@example.com or 218-262-3895.
Community Information & Statistics
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