Whether you are a one-person shop or a large corporation, we take your business needs seriously and will do our best to help you start or grow your business in the Thief River area.
We will help you navigate the programs and streamline the process of getting your project off the ground.
Contact UsStarting and/or growing a business can be complicated, but we work hard to streamline the process. Give us a call at 218-280-1755 today to discuss your project needs, or drop us an email.
Community Development Finance Programs
Commercial Energy Renovation Loan Program
Storefront Renovation Loan Program
Revolving Loan Fund
C-3 Business District
The City of Thief River Falls has three finance programs to support projects in the C-3 Business District: the Commercial Energy Renovation Loan Program, the Storefront Renovation Loan Program, and the Reimbursable Plan. These loans offer very favorable terms and can be used in combination with each other.
The C-3 Zoning map shows the outline of the district. C-3 Zoning regulations and programs apply to this district.
For additional information on the district or the financing programs, contact Advance Thief River Director Michelle Landsverk by phone (218-280-1755) or email.
Childcare Finance Program
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has created a Child Care Finance Program which is the result of a funding partnership with DEED. Quality child care is vitally important to everyone living in the northwest region: parents and caregivers who work or attend school, the child care sector itself, employers and of course, the children. The child care finance program was created to recognize and support the child care providers in northwest Minnesota. For more information, click here.
Minnesota Business Financing & Loan Programs
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (Minnesota DEED) offers numerous financing programs designed to help companies in Greater Minnesota retain jobs or create new jobs:
- Angel Loan Fund
- Minnesota Investment Fund
- Minnesota Job Creation Fund
- Indian Business Loan Program
- Minnesota Job Skills Partnership
Workforce Training Grants & Programs
The Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership works with businesses and schools to train or retrain workers, expand opportunities, and keep high-quality jobs in the region. Grants of up to $400,000 are awarded to educational institutions that partner with the region’s businesses to develop job training or retraining.
TRF Jobs, Inc.
PO Box 773
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
We'd love to hear about your project or needs!