Business Assistance

The Wabasha Port Authority and Development Agency is the facilitator for local economic development activities in the Wabasha community. The Port Authority can achieve development objectives through a number of activities including:

LOCAL

LOCAL UTILITIES

REGIONAL

Workforce Center Services to Employers – Provided At No Fee

  • Access to Labor Market Information
    • On-line Industry & Employment Statistics
    • Publications
    • Demographics
    • Wage & Salary Surveys
    • Commuting Patterns
    • Unemployment Rates
    • Cost of Living Rates
    • Employment Outlook Projections
  • Post available jobs at ALL skills levels
  • Accept applications for recruiting
  • Pre-employment Testing
  • Space for interviewing
  • Reception assistance while using our office
  • Link to other resources
  • Employer of the Month Advertising
  • Link to your website & information about you
  • Newsletter with up to date information to help your business.
  • Special training grants opportunities for Existing Workers.
  • Access to State Economic Programs.
  • Exporting/Importing Information
  • Develop opportunities for Industry Collaboration (i.e. Healthcare, Machining, Inventor-Entrepreneur Club)

STATE

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) have programs available to assist businesses including:

  • JOBZ MINNESOTA (Job Opportunity Building Zones) provides local and state tax exemptions to new and expanding businesses and targeted primarily toward industrial, value-added or high-paying service businesses.
  • Minnesota Investment Fund – loans for economic development projects that create jobs.
  • Brownfields and Redevelopment Loans may be available to assist in environmental clean-up and redevelopment of property.  http://www.deed.state.mn.us/programs/mncleanuprevo.htm
  • Southeast Minnesota Initiative Foundation has a number of programs to assist businesses in the Southeast Region of Minnesota. Loans can be made to start or expand businesses in Southeast Minnesota.