The Griggs-Steele Empowerment Zone is located in the eastern part of North Dakota. The Empowerment Zone includes all of Steele County and one census tract in Griggs County.
The Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community program is designed to afford communities real opportunities for growth and revitalization. The framework of the program is embodied in four key principles: The four key principles are found in their Mission statement:
• To increase population while maintaining rural values and lifestyles
• To enhance community facilities and services to support revitalization
• To end out-migration
• To invigorate and diversify the economy
We envision a future where our friends and children no longer have to leave in order to make a satisfying life for themselves.
THE ZONE ADVANTAGE
REVOLVING LOAN FUND: The Zone has a low interest gap financing loan fund which is available to applicants on an approval basis for funding levels up to 50% of their project.