Rural Growth Incentive Program

The North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) manages the Rural Growth Incentive (RGI) Program which provides loans to RGI cities for a qualifying business. RGI cities must have a population less than 2,500 and be certified as a RGI city by the Dept. of Commerce. The city must raise dollar-for-dollar matching funds. A qualifying business must provide an essential service to the city which is determined by the city’s governing body and the Dept. of Commerce.

Grant dollars of up to $10,000 are available to RGI cities for a feasibility study related to an essential business.

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Maximum: $75,000

Resource Provider
Lead agency charged with growing our state and improving the quality of life for our people.
Resource Type
Loan and Grant
Equipment, Real Estate, Working Capital
Business Stage
Existing Business, New Business
Hannah Lange
(701) 328-7254

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