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Mar 13, 2015

Design Ready Controls gets state grant to help with expansion

The electrical control panel provider is planning a 100,000-square-foot building to consolidate its office, warehouse and production space in Brooklyn Park.

Nov 19, 2014

Big push planned to fix $6B error in Rochester legislation

Destination Medical Center Corp. leaders and Rochester legislators plan a full-court press during the 2015 legislative session to persuade lawmakers to rework the legislation.

Oct 10, 2014

Chamber cool to more transportation taxes

A Minnesota Chamber of Commerce survey finds that a majority of business owners and managers don’t think the state needs more money for transportation in the foreseeable future.

Sep 24, 2014

AG finds $6B error in Destination Medical Center subsidy

The formula that determines how much state money the project receives requires about $6 billion more in private investments for the project to get the full state match, according to an opinion the Minnesota Attorney General’s office.

Jul 9, 2014

Is it time to kill business subsidies?

Rep. Tim Mahoney faces an uphill battle with a pitch for a federal tax on business incentives.

Jun 27, 2014

Legislators look to ‘pump up’ brownfield funds

Cleanup money for contaminated sites can spur redevelopment.

May 9, 2014

Minnesota’s manufacturers still confront hiring problems

Virtually no Minnesota manufacturers are expected to downsize, but companies continue to struggle with finding enough qualified applicants, according to a report.

May 9, 2014

Lawmakers favor grants for housing shortage

Legislators have rejected a plan to let cities use TIF districts to address Greater Minnesota housing shortages.

Apr 16, 2014

Job Creation Fund awards $4.2M in first months

Minnesota’s $24 million Job Creation Fund has received more than one application a week on average since the program launched Jan. 1.

Mar 14, 2014

Minnesota gains 600 jobs in harsh January weather

For the workforce as a whole, the state added 52,160 jobs over the past year, an increase of 1.9 percent.

Sep 1, 2011

DEED report: job vacancies on the rise

The number of job vacancies in Minnesota increased by 32 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2010, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Employers reported 54,700 job openings, compared to 41,400 a year ago.

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