Minnesota Businesses Thinking Green

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08/18/2011

Minnesota Businesses Thinking Green

 
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Small businesses in Minnesota are becoming green thanks to a nonprofit organization. Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), an organization that helps small businesses gain access to capital, has launched the Green Loan for Businesses; a pilot loan program for small businesses in Minnesota seeking to reduce energy costs and achieve their sustainability goals.

The program targets business owners who want to make significant energy-saving improvements to their business facilities, allowing them to finance real estate and equipment upgrades or improvements. Unlike other initiatives, which can involve complicated applications or reporting requirements, the program is a solution for business owners who need between $50,000 and $300,000 for green investments.

To fund the program, CRF received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota Department of Commerce through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

"Providing funding for energy financing and 'green-dollar' jobs strengthens Minnesota's small businesses and gives them the resources to operate in an eco-friendly manner," says Commissioner Mike Rothman of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, "and we are proud to work with CRF."

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

Search our Trade Pro Directory to find professionals that can help identify energy-efficient natural gas options that save energy and qualify for rebates to save you money.


 
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