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New financial relief available for small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors and non-citizen owned businesses

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 7:09pm

In order to reach the smallest businesses, Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET, the SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest businesses to submit their applications, while also ensuring that larger PPP-eligible businesses will still have plenty of time to apply for and receive support before the program expires on March 31, 2021.

Small business guidance and loan resources: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Small business guidance and loan resources in Spanish: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-recovery-information-other-languages#section-header-2

Questions? Contact:

Mitzi Baker
Community Development Director, City of Northfield
507-645-3005
mitzi.baker@ci.northfield.mn.us

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Community input wanted on improvements to the Riverwalk west side entry

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 2:52pm

The City of Northfield is looking to improve access to the Riverwalk on the west side of the river. The City is guided by the recently adopted Riverfront Enhancement Action Plan with goals of enhancing and activating the Riverfront along with promoting economic development and tourism.

Community input can be provided in many ways such as sketching a vision, commenting or choosing from a menu of options to improve the space included on the survey form.

Input closes on March 26. The community can participate at ci.northfield.mn.us/RiverwalkEntrance

Questions? Contact:

Dave Bennett
Public Works Director and City Engineer
507-645-3006
david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

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EDA launches second year of Façade Improvement Grant Program

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 10:18am

Downtown Northfield businesses can apply for a Façade Improvement Grant from the Economic Development Authority (EDA) between February 1 and March 15.

The Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to encourage downtown building owners to reinvest in the exterior of their buildings to extend the life of those important structures. The Economic Development Authority will match private investment one-to-one up to $10,000.  This is the second year in the three year pilot program. Last year the EDA granted Games N’ Geeks at 302 Division Street $10,000, which leveraged $33,650 in total investment in the building.

“The Northfield EDA is dedicated to investing in our historic downtown. EDA incentives like the Façade Improvement Program are vital to the long-term economic health of Northfield, especially during this devastating pandemic. The Northfield EDA welcomes the opportunity to work with community members to build Northfield stronger,” said Nate Carlson, economic development coordinator.

The grant program is part of the Economic Development Authority’s strategic plan to revitalize downtown Northfield.  For more information and to fill out an application, visit the city’s website: ci.northfield.mn.us/edagrant

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