The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said it will launch its new Main Street Economic Revitalization Program on Aug. 3.
This $80 million statewide economic redevelopment program will award grants to partner organizations to establish programs within specific communities that will, in turn, fund economic development and redevelopment projects.
These projects will address the greatest needs that have arisen in Minnesota communities since March 15, 2020 and spur economic revitalization across the state.
The program was approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim Walz on June 29.
“We’re excited to develop this new program to help Minnesota recover from the crisis of the last year and a half,” DEED Commissioner Steve Grove in…