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Norman County EDA Announces Storefront Improvement Grant Program

Could the façade of your business use an upgrade? Maybe new lighting or a new sign to draw in customers? The Norman County Economic Development Authority (NCEDA) has a grant for that! Storefront presentation plays an important role in attracting customers and impressing visitors to the community, but there can be significant expenses that come along with remodeling and updating older properties. The Norman County EDA Storefront Improvement Program is a local grant to commercial property owners and renters to assist in lowering the cost of capital improvements that improve the appeal of a building from the public right-of-way.

Storefront Improvement Program Guidelines and Application


Halstad City of Halstad Announces Request for Proposal (RFP)

The City of Halstad’s Landmark, formerly Norman County West High School at 225 2nd Ave East and accompanying green space (approximately 10 acres) is being offered for development and redevelopment. The property is being offered with a contingency that any lease or sale be based on an acceptable redevelopment of all or a portion of the property. The offering will be through a request for proposal in order to review the offers in the context of the proposed end-use of the property, and in conformance with the evaluation criteria. 

Full Request for Proposal (RFP) Available here.


In response to the economic hardships experienced by small businesses and nonprofit organizations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota State Legislature recently provided additional state funding to Minnesota counties for allocation to small businesses and nonprofit organizations in an effort to retain jobs and stabilize the business community. As a result, Norman County has received approximately $250,000.00 from the State of Minnesota and has established a Business Assistance Grant Program in order to get this money allocated as soon as possible. This program is designed to provide emergency funding for businesses/organizations located in Norman County that have lost revenue as a result of the various executive orders issued by Governor Walz. In order to be considered for program funding, each business/organization must complete the required application form and mail it to the Norman County EDA, P.O. Box 3, Ada, MN 56510, or email to auditor@co.norman.mn.us. Completed applications must be postmarked or received via email by February 18, 2021.

Norman County Business Assistance Grant Program Guidelines and Applications (PDF)


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Norman County EDA is now accepting loan applications from Norman County Businesses! 

Norman County EDA Loan Application PDF

Apply now for loans up to $15,000!

Submit completed loan applications to Info@NormanCountyEDA.com




    Norman County named #1 in Minnesota,     #6 in the United States for value

The Norman County EDA and residents have reason to smile.  According to a survey by Smart Asset in Sept. 2018, Norman County is the #1 Minnesota county for its value and #6 in the nation.

Some counties deliver a greater return on residents’ property taxes than others. A study by financial technology company Smart Asset compares counties across the U.S., measuring local crime rates and school quality relative to effective property tax rates. As wonderful as this is... wait until you experience the recreation!

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What is the Norman County EDA?

NCEDA answers the question, "WHY LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN NORMAN COUNTY?" The seven members of Norman County EDA can easily answer this question for those who ask. Check the site to find out for yourself!

Click here to find an area representative near you.

Cities in Norman County, Minnesota include Ada, Borup, Gary, Halstad, Hendrum, Perley, Shelly, and Twin Valley and the Village of Flom. There are 24 townships in the county.

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Love the outdoors? So do we!

Is it important to your family that there are good schools, affordable homes, good churches, and a strong sense of community? Us too!

Do you want to work doing something you love and enjoy a social life? Do it here!

Located in the heart of the Red River Valley, Norman County is home to several growing communities with close access to a population of more than 300,000 people. It is the perfect place for your business to thrive and grow. 

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