More Minnesota banks get federal small business loan funding

The money is part of President Barack Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, aimed at fostering lending that can spur growth and job creation.
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The money is part of President Barack Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, aimed at fostering lending that can spur growth and job creation.

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When Minnesota entrepreneurs are in need of cash, many of them end up in the offices of local non-profits. Some of state's most generous non-profits when it comes to business lending are getting $4.5 million from the federal government to help out Minnesota businesses.

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