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Sep 16, 2015

Developer decision imminent for St. Paul Macy’s project

The St. Paul Port Authority confirms that it expects to unveil its choice by early next week.

Sep 2, 2015

Rochester considers liaison to link developers, city staff

The coordinator could help a developer navigate the next steps in a given project’s approval process.

Aug 7, 2015

$30M bond issue OK’d for Dominium project

Hennepin County commissioners preliminarily agreed to issue up to $30 million in bonds to back a 78-unit affordable housing complex in south Minneapolis.

Jul 22, 2015

Rochester reviews vetting process for projects

The city council will revisit the missions of each of the dozen or so boards it appoints, then focus on ways to better prepare the volunteers that fill them.

Jun 30, 2015

Twin Cities workers will play role in Rochester expansion

The person heading up the Destination Medical Center development arm tells Minneapolis business officials the expansion will boost demand for workers and help sell them on Rochester.

May 27, 2015

Special session’s to-do list grows after vetoes

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two more contentious budget bills, rejecting one bill on jobs and economic development and another on environment and agriculture.

May 6, 2015

Amazon plan gains traction in Shakopee

The city planning commission's go-ahead this week would mark the next step in a fast-moving process for Amazon since its plans to expand in Shakopee surfaced two weeks ago.

Apr 24, 2015

Board OKs Destination Medical Center development plan

The 700-page plan offers a comprehensive framework for the 20-year, multibillion-dollar project that will redefine downtown Rochester.

Apr 22, 2015

Spotlight on MN economic development efforts

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells a gathering of officials from Latin American and Caribbean countries that innovative partnerships between the government, private business and higher education form a solid foundation for growth.

Apr 17, 2015

St. Paul’s Midway touted as development hotspot

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said momentum generated by the transformation in recent years – including expanded transit options and pushes for new housing – will drive the city’s next growth spurt.

Apr 3, 2015

Delving into Duluth’s building boom

A long list of projects adds up to big money in Duluth.

Mar 27, 2015

GOP budget squeezes economic development

House Republicans sketched out total spending for “jobs and economic development” at $330 million, $102 million less than the corresponding amount in the current budget.

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