Resources for starting your own business

This web site provides you with direct access to services offered by the MN Department of Economic Development on how to start, manage, and finance your own business. They can help reduce the expense – in terms of money, time, expertise, and lost opportunity – for startups and established businesses alike by offering individual consultation services along with a comprehensive series of business guidebooks. More

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

The UI Program provides temporary benefits to qualified persons out of work through no fault of their own. The purpose of the program is to help maintain the economic stability within a community. The UI fund is financed entirely by a special tax paid by employers. More

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS offers a variety of resources to their customers, the organizations that serve them and the public. Resources are organized into topic areas that provide informational materials for all USCIS customers, including those going through the naturalization process, individuals looking to bring family into the United States, families looking to adopt a child from abroad and more. More

American Immigration Lawyers Association

AILA is the only legal association in the United States for immigration attorneys. More than 11,000 immigration lawyers are members of AILA. More

Minnesota Works Employment Search

MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service. Minnesota Works is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. More

Semcac Outreach Services

Outreach Services staff at Semcac’s seven county contact centers offer a personal connection for households struggling with financial hardships to access the agency's programs and services and other community resources. The Outreach Services staff advocates for clients, provides information and referrals, assists with completing applications for services, and administers crisis assistance as funding is available. More

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is a comprehensive social service agency providing a full range of services to children, families, adults, seniors and communities. More

Children's Dental Health Service

The Mission of Children's Dental Health is to promote the prevention of dental disease through provision of dental hygiene services and by educating parents and children of the importance of good daily oral hygiene, regular preventive care and proper nutrition. Through our portable clinic model, CDHS seeks to reduce dental access barriers for children who live in poverty throughout Southeast Minnesota. By providing services to children ages 14 and under in Schools, Head Start sites, Public Health and other locations, we eliminate the economic and logistical barriers to receiving dental care faced by low-income families. More

Mower County Red Cross

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. More


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