Border-Cities Enterprise Zone Program

Overview

The Border-Cities Enterprise Zone Program provides business tax credits (property tax credits, debt financing credit on new construction, sales tax credit on construction equipment and materials, and new or existing employee credits) to qualifying businesses that are the source of investment, development, and job creation or retention in the Border-Cities Enterprise Zone cities of Breckenridge, Dilworth, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, and Ortonville.

For More Information
Contact Stephen.Wolff@state.mn.us at 651-259-7415 or toll-free at 800-657-3858.

Eligibility

Businesses locating or existing in those cities are eligible, excluding a recreation or entertainment facility, one owned by a fraternal or veteran's organization, one owned by a public utility, one used in operation of a financial institution, or one owned by a retail food or beverage service business operating under a franchise agreement requiring the business to be located in the state.

For More Information
Contact Stephen.Wolff@state.mn.us at 651-259-7415 or toll-free at 800-657-3858.

Application and Reporting

Application Process 

To apply for tax credits, contact one of the following local Border-Cities Enterprise Zone administrators listed in the table below.

City

Name

Title

Address

Telephone

Breckenridge

Stan Thurlow

Economic Development Director

227 North 6th Street
P.O. Box 410
Breckenridge, MN 56520-0410

218-643-1431

Dilworth

Stan Thurlow

City Planner

2 First Avenue SE,
Box 187
Dilworth, MN 56529

218-287-2313

East Grand Forks

Paul Gorte

Economic Development Director

600 DeMers Ave.
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

218-773-8939

Moorhead

Amy Thorpe

Program Assistant

500 Center Avenue, Box 779
Moorhead, MN
56561-0779

218-299-5442
Fax:
218-299-5399

Ortonville EDA

Vicki Oakes

Enterprise Zone Coordinator

315 Madison Avenue,
Ortonville, MN 56278-1325

320-839-6155

Annual Reporting Process

By April 30th of each year, appropriate officials in each of the enterprise zones' five cities must file a status report with DEED that details how each city has allocated program credits. Select the link below to download the annual report form. Submit according to the instructions on the form.

For More Information
Contact Stephen.Wolff@state.mn.us at 651-259-7415 or toll-free at 800-657-3858.