Blue Earth County Economic Development Agency

Find Blue Earth County Minnesota economic development agencies, departments, and corporations. Economic development agencies provide information on resources for economic growth, expansion of local businesses, attracting new business and tourism.


Mankato Economic Development 10 Civic Center Plaza Mankato MN 56001 507-387-8687


About Blue Earth County Economic Development Agencies

Blue Earth County Economic Development Agencies (EDA's) are government agencies at the Minnesota State, Blue Earth County, or local level whose mission is to promote business activity and development, attract and retain business, facilitate development that increases employment and the tax base, and encourage an environment in which the economy can thrive in Blue Earth County, MN.

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

Economic Development Agencies in Blue Earth County promote Minnesota, Blue Earth County, or community as a favorable location to do business. They usually work closely with Blue Earth County Chambers of Commerce and other business groups to market the region for business development. This collaboration often involves creating marketing materials, developing promotional advertising, and organizing Blue Earth County business expos.

Small Business Support Programs

The Blue Earth County Economic Development Agency may include an office dedicated to supporting small businesses. The Blue Earth County government can support small businesses by providing ombudsmen services, helping small businesses work through licensing and Blue Earth County permitting requirements, and raising awareness of bidding opportunities on government contracts.

Land Development Programs in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Blue Earth County Economic Development Centers actively seek developers for undeveloped land or parcels in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities, and in cases where obstacles to development exist, they may help identify gap funding or other solutions to impediments such as site contamination. Blue Earth County EDA's also maintain inventories of available commercial land and commercial building space in order to serve as a matchmaker for developers, landlords, and business owners.

Blue Earth County Tax Incentives

Blue Earth County Economic Development Corporations sometimes offer tax incentives to businesses that expand or relocate within their jurisdiction. This strategy is particularly common at the Minnesota State level, but it also takes place at the Blue Earth County and local levels. Typically, the Economic Development Agency offers a Blue Earth County tax incentive or tax abatement based on the theory that the new or expanded business will generate job opportunities and thus increase the tax base.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

Blue Earth County grants and non-traditional loans are also available through Economic Development Agencies. Common grants to businesses include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and Blue Earth County public improvement grants. A variety of Blue Earth County loan programs may be accessible through an Economic Development Agency, often at below-market interest rates and with less stringent credit requirements than loans from traditional financing institutions.