First time applicants can apply starting Tuesday, October 27. Applicants who received funding during Round 1 can apply starting Wednesday, October 28. All entities are eligible for up to $5,000. The grant round closes on November 13 at 5pm.
Available Buildings & Sites
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Golden Spike Business Park
The Golden Spike Business Park is a city-owned park located directly off Highway 169 and Interstate 90 in Blue Earth. Available land can be subdivided to suit prospective buyer’s needs. Highway exposure is still available. Total of 52.37 acres available – 9.92 acres are improved with street, sewer and water and 42.45 acres are partially developed. Contact Mary Kennedy, Economic Development Specialist, at 507.236.6425 or
Zoning and Land Use: The park is located in Highway Business-Light Industrial District (HBLI). Flexible zoning requirements include outside storage if properly screened and steel built structures.
Sewer: City of Blue Earth
Natural Gas: CenterPoint Energy
Electric Service and Water: Blue Earth Light & Water
Financial Incentives: Tax Increment Financing/Tax Abatement may be available to assist with upfront costs related to the land purchase and site improvement. The City additionally has EDA Funds available to credit worthy businesses for low interest loans to assist with business startup costs, equipment purchases and ongoing business improvement.
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Faribault County Economic Development Authority is located in Faribault County Minnesota. Our county coverage includes the cities of Blue Earth, Wells, Winnebago, Minnesota Lake, Elmore, Kiester, Bricelyn, Easton, Frost, Delavan, Walters.