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Jackson Business Challenge continues for a fifth year

The five-year-old program is designed to attract new businesses to downtown Jackson by offering a prize package worth more than $20,000.

Stock image of planning by Nick Morrison on Unsplash.
Stock image of planning by Nick Morrison on Unsplash.
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JACKSON — The Jackson Business Development Committee will accept applications for the 2023 Jackson Business Challenge until Dec. 30.

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The five-year-old program is designed to attract new businesses to downtown Jackson by offering a prize package worth more than $20,000.

“The Jackson Business Challenge has been an excellent venture for Jackson,” noted Jackson City Councilman Marcus Polz. “The business challenge really helps provide that boost during that first critical year of operation.”

The 2023 Jackson Business Challenge will follow the same guidelines as the previous programs, with three rounds — business concept, detailed business plan and oral presentation. The first round’s deadline is Dec. 30.

The prize package valued at over $20,000 will consist of grants funds, rental assistance, free marketing, accountancy assistance, legal assistance, internet service and more. The program is being sponsored by many local organizations, and will look at the viability of applicants’ business plans as well as how they will enhance downtown. Entrepreneurs as well as current business owners in and out of Jackson, are encouraged to apply to the program.

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Complete details and the application is available at cityofjacksonmn.com/jbc.

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