Military Loss Loans Available

Minnesota businesses financially hurt when an employee is called to military service may obtain interest-free loans.

Loans of $5,000 to $20,000 are available to small businesses, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development announced.

"Small businesses can face economic hardships when valued employees are away from work, serving their country in the military," said DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy. "These loans are intended to help businesses keep operating until the employee returns from active military duty."

Information is available at www.deed.state.mn.us/bizdev/loan.htm.