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    BUSINESS RESOURCES – Share with your local companies!
    Check out Grow Minnesota! Business Resources  for more regional and statewide resources. Find information on resources for businesses in seven different categories; Business Financing, Entrepreneurship, Environmental & Energy Resources, Exporting/Importing, Research & Data Tools, Start & Manage a Business, & Workforce Development.
    USDA Rural Development  - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants in Minnesota. Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. More USDA  programs & services for rural businesses.
    Anoka Ramsey Community & Technical College – Training Within Industry (TWI) Summit: January 17, 11:30am – 1:00pm. No charge & includes lunch.
    TWI is a dynamic program of hands-on learning and practice, teaching essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others.
    This will be an information session with a panel discussion. For questions and to register contact, Jon Olson, 763-433-1189, Jon.olson@anokaramsey.edu .
    Time to hire a STEM Intern – Businesses can receive 50% cash match!
    SciTechsperience is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small and medium-sized MN businesses with talented college STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students. Participating businesses receive a wage reimbursement of 50% of the intern’s wages up to $2,500. 248 matching grants remain in 2016-2017 and are available on a first come, first hire basis!  Questions? Becky Siekmeier, MN High Tech Assn, beckys@mhta.org.
    Learn the Basics– MN Trade Office Introduction to Exporting Seminar
    January 25th, 8:30am-2pm in St Paul. Whether your business is new to exporting or wants to expand your global presence, this seminar is for you. Questions? Ed Dieter, MN Trade Office, ed.dieter@state.mn.us.
    Check out the Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Grants. This is a very specific niche. Share with appropriate individuals, businesses & educators. Regenerative medicine assists the body's own ability to heal. Cell biology and development, medicine, biotechnology, bioengineering, and other relevant fields are brought together in this area of medicine.” Grant funds are available for research, education and student training in related regenerative medicine careers, as well as for biotechnology/biobusiness, and clinical care. Deadline for grants is February 14, 2017.
    University of Minnesota Extension – Valuable results from multiple studies. Do you have a research idea? Contact your UMN Extension Educator.
    Next week’s feature: Grow MN! Best Practices – Jumpstart your visits in 2017!
    We are off to a great start in 2016-2017.
    125 Visits & 40 Businesses Assisted!

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