Comcast confirmed Monday it is the mystery company that last month requested $1.4 million in state aid.
The St. Paul Port Authority board pushed for $1 million in state aid to seal the deal.
The state sent layoff notices to 9,451 state employees — including DEED’s staff of 1,490 — that would take effect July 1, when the current budget runs out, if Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators can’t iron out a funding plan.
If the jobs bill isn't vetoed by the governor, it is on track to provide relief to some of the state’s most visible economic development initiatives, on shakier ground without the bill.
Cirrus unveiled plans last week to move its customer-facing operations, including sales, maintenance and training, to a warmer, less volatile climate in Knoxville.
The Minnesota House cleared an omnibus jobs and energy bill that would shave $11 million from appropriations for the Job Creation Fund and Minnesota Investment Fund.
The new jobs, expected to be in place within a year, will push Andersen’s employee numbers back up after a notable drop during the recession.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development this year got an infusion of money from state lawmakers for a variety of economic development programs. And since the money became available on July 1, the money has been flowing to companies and local governments for a variety of business expansions.
The state is funding $15.7 million in grants to help pay for five trunk highway projects, including one in Minneapolis.
The House has matched the Senate on funding for some economic development programs. But the two sides broke from conference committee on Monday night with some important differences yet to be ironed out.
House Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Chair Tim Mahoney has introduced his committee’s omnibus bill that includes economic development incentives and job training programs. The bill spends $234 million for the 2014-2015 budget period from all state funds including $153 million from the general fund.
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