Economic Development

The City of Cottage Grove prides itself on being a great place to doCottage Grove - Where Pride and Prosperity Meet business. We strive to always provide quality customer service, a user-friendly permitting and building process, and a pro-business approach to our work.

Current Projects

View some of our current projects to attract new businesses and support current businesses:

Unemployment Resources

For businesses that are seeking assistance and answers to common questions regarding COVID-19. Visit the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development website to find resources to help employers and workers in Minnesota.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans

The U.S. SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal Disaster Loan Assistancedisaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The State of Minnesota is currently working with the SBA to be added as a eligible disaster area. View more information on Small Business Grants program.

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) Assistance Loans

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Minnesota Employment and Economic DevelopmentDevelopment has established a loan program to assist small businesses directly and adversely affected and whose industry is named in Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses should apply directly through a certified lender. View a list of lenders and application materials. Nonprofits unfortunately are not eligible for this program.

Facebook Grants

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible
small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. View more details on the program.