Economic Development

Services: Economic Development Organizations

Contact: , Duluth Service Center

Address: 4850 Miller Trunk Hwy , Duluth, MN 55811-5363

Phone: 218.720.5353

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USDA works with private sector and community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning in rural areas to create or preserve quality jobs and promote a clean rural environment in under-served areas. Recipients include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies.

USDA also provides loans and grants to develop essential public community facilities such as schools, libraries, childcare, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation in rural areas.

USDA works with private lenders to guarantee loans to borrowers for the construction of rural community facilities. The programs also improve rural communities' economic health, providing more opportunities for lenders that invest in these communities.

Aitkin Service Center
130 Southgage Drive
Aitkin, MN 56431-7407
(218) 927-2912

Baxter Service Center
7118 Clearwater Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 829-9273
Serves Aitkin County

Bemidji Service Center
3217 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji, MN 55601
(218) 751-1942
Serves Itasca and Koochiching Counties

Spooner Service Center
800 N Front St
Spooner, WI 54801
(715) 635-8228
Serves Douglas County

Virginia Service Center
230 First Street South
Suite 104
Virginia, MN 55792-2672
(218) 741-3937
Serves Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties