Research and Development Tax Credit: A refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the first $2 million in eligible expenditures and 2.5% of eligible expenses above $2 million is available for qualified businesses engaged in R&D activities.
Job Creation Fund: Businesses that create at least 10 jobs and make a capital investment of at least $500,000 may receive discretionary cash grants. To qualify, a company must meet certain job creation, prevailing wage, and capital investment targets. Eligible businesses may receive up to $3,000 per job, per year and up to 7.5% in rebates for real property improvements.
Border Cities Enterprise Zone Program: This program provides tax credits to qualifying businesses that locate or expand in the cities of Breckenridge, Dilworth, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, or Ortonville.
Greater Minnesota Job Expansion Program: Provides sales tax exemptions to existing businesses that meet certain job creation and prevailing wage requirements.
Data Centers: Businesses that invest at least $30 million in a data or network operation center qualify for sales tax exemptions for 20 years on related equipment purchases.
Sales and Use Tax Exemptions: In addition to the sales tax exemption for manufacturers’ capital equipment, sales of property delivered outside the state are exempt from sales tax under certain conditions. Materials used or consumed in agricultural, industrial, or services production for retail sale and petroleum products subject to other excise taxes are also exempt from sales and use taxes.
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership: Discretionary grants of up to $400,000 are available to educational institutions that partner with businesses to develop job training programs for new hires and existing workers.
Last updated: May 2016