The menu below contains links to a variety of resources that could be helpful to you as you consider locating or expanding your business in International Falls, as well as staying updated in government affairs.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Created in 1953, the SBA continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
Launch Minnesota is a statewide collaborative effort to accelerate the growth of startups and amplify Minnesota as a national leader in innovation.
Koochiching Economic Development Authority
KEDA is the lead development agency for Koochiching County and the City of International Falls. It serves as the primary point of contact for businesses looking to locate or expand in the county and International Falls. KEDA coordinates the various resources dedicated to job creation, retention and expansion throughout the area.
Koochco Loan Program
Koochco is a private, non-profit gap financing agency. Koochco's loans are designed to create and maintain permanent employment through the establishment of new businesses or the expansion of existing businesses in Koochiching County.
Contact Paul Nevanen at 218-283-2799.
Koochiching Development Authority
Prior to the creation of the KEDA, the Koochiching County Board was granted various economic development powers to assist with projects in Koochiching County. It still retains those powers and works in conjunction with the KEDA to provide resources to qualifying projects.
Contact the Administration Director at 218-283-1152.
International Falls Economic Development Authority
The International Falls Economic Development Authority is a catalyst for economic development that results in new investment, job creation diversification of the local economy and expansion of the tax base of International Falls.
Minnesota has a legacy of building and growing businesses here that keep the economy strong and provide a quality of life for our communities. Grow Minnesota!® is the Minnesota Chamber’s premier economic development program focused on retaining and growing Minnesota businesses.
United for Jobs is committed to reducing burdens on businesses, so all types and sizes of Minnesota companies can compete in the changing and global economy. The coalition represents more than 90 trade associations and local chambers of commerce and hundreds of individual businesses.
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
The Minnesota Chamber leads the statewide business community to advance pro-business, responsible public policy that creates jobs and grows the economy, and provides member services to address evolving business needs.
US Chamber of Commerce
Since our founding, the U.S. Chamber has advocated for policies that help businesses create jobs and grow our economy. Building on a strong legacy of trust and track record of success, we help today’s businesses start, grow, and thrive in a complex and constantly changing macro environment. We serve as their ally and champion on Capitol Hill, in the courts, in the state houses, and in markets around the world. No matter who or where our members are, we are their seat at the table and voice in the debate.
The legislative branch is responsible for the enactment and revision of laws. The Minnesota Legislature is the lawmaking body at the state level. Check here for daily updates on what's going on at the Capitol!