Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

Recent changes make the Angel Tax Credit Program more usable in Greater Minnesota

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is getting the word out about the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program and the recent changes geared at creating investment outside of the metro area and with woman and/or minority-owned businesses.

The GMNP worked hard last session to make some important changes to this program, including the reservation of $7.5 million for Greater Minnesota, woman-owned or minority-owned businesses. The types of businesses eligible to use the program were also expanded to include businesses researching or developing a proprietary product, process or service in agriculture, tourism, forestry, mining, manufacturing or transportation.

For more information about the Angel Tax Credit Program, please read this Fact Sheet put out by DEED  or go to


GMNP President Gary Evans receives ‘Friend of the CGMC’ award

Gary Evans, former president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications and a former vice president at Winona State University, received the “Friend of the CGMC” Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 21 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Rochester. The Friend of the CGMC Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have been strong allies in advancing the interests of Greater Minnesota. Continue reading