Incentive Programs

Business Financial Incentives

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Jobz Program Zones

The Jobz Opportunity Building Zones were put in place to assist the county to stimulate economic development.  This is done by providing local and state tax exemption to manufacturing companies willing to locate in one of the counties industrial parks.  Companies that qualify will be exempted from corporate franchise tax; income tax for operators or investors; sales tax on goods and services used in the zone if the goods and services were purchased during the duration of the zone; property tax on commercial and industrial improvements but not to land, wind energy; production tax; and; employment tax credit for high paying jobs.  

Tax Abatement Program

The Fillmore County EDA adopted a tax abatement policy to be used as a tool for economic development throughout the county.  Tax abatement is when a taxing board (county, city, and school) grants a taxpayer a stay of paying a tax for a short or long term, for a total or percentage of the tax.  Tax Abatement Assistance will only be used when the abatement of taxes would be in the demonstrated interest of the tax-paying public.  For information on criteria for tax abatement projects, contact Cris Gastner at 507-765-3822 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tax Increment Financing Programs

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a redevelopment tool authorized by State statute and used by cities and development authorities, such as the Fillmore County EDA, to finance certain public redevelopment costs. Projects financed with TIF must serve a public purpose such as redeveloping blighted areas, constructing low- and moderate-income housing, providing employment opportunities, and improving the tax base.  For information on criteria for Tax Increment Financing, contact Cris Gastner at 507-765-3822 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Loan Programs

Local, regional, state and federal agencies have several different loan/grant programs to assist different types of business throughout the county.  For a list of available programs please contact the economic development coordinator for Fillmore County.  Or click business assistance to learn more about them.   

For more information regarding the above programs contact Cris Gastner by phone at 507-765-3822 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click the link below view and print application.

Business Subsidy Application (Applies to all Programs)  

Business Subsidy Policy