Becker County Economic Development in Detroit Lakes Minnesota

Address and phone number for Becker County Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes MN.

Becker County Economic Development
915 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 56501
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the Becker County Economic Development

The Becker County Economic Development, located in Detroit Lakes, MN, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Becker County area. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) attracts and retains business, promotes development to increase employment and the tax base, and encourages a thriving economic environment in Detroit Lakes. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

You may contact the Economic Development Office for questions about:
  • Detroit Lakes Economic Development programs and services
  • City and community development
  • Job creation, training, and workforce development
  • Becker County Economic Development funds
  • EDA grants and funding
Detroit Lakes Business and Workforce Development

The Economic Development Office promotes the Becker County area for business development, highlighting Detroit Lakes as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Becker County Chambers of Commerce and business groups to market the region for business development. To promote business, the EDA creates marketing materials, creates promotional advertising, and organizes Becker County business expos. In addition to business development, the Economic Development Office promotes workforce development through job creation programs and training opportunities.

Land Development Programs in Detroit Lakes, MN

In Detroit Lakes, the Economic Development Center seeks developers for undeveloped land or areas in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities and identify obstacles to development, such as site contamination or a lack of funding. The Becker County Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Detroit Lakes to match developers, landlords, and business owners with prime locations.

Small Business Support Programs

As part of its business development agenda, the Economic Development Agency offers small business support programs. These programs provide ombudsmen services, support small businesses with licensing and Becker County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

The Economic Development Office administers Becker County grants and loans. These include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and Becker County public improvement grants. Businesses can also qualify for Becker County loan programs, often with below-market interest rates and less stringent credit requirements than business loans from traditional financing institutions.

Becker County Tax Incentives

In Minnesota, the Economic Development Corporation administers tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate within the jurisdiction. Funding for tax incentives may come from the Minnesota state level, the Becker County level, or the Detroit Lakes level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Becker County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Becker County Economic Development

You may contact the Becker County Economic Development by calling 218-846-7309, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Becker County Economic Development, 915 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 56501.

Map of Becker County Economic Development in Detroit Lakes Minnesota

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