job creation

Congressman to tour local businesses and manufacturers this week— As part of his efforts to help generate jobs and promote local manufacturers, small businesses, and employers, Congressman Rick Nolan recently announced another leg to his “Make It In America” tour of Minnesota’s Eighth District. “We have some of the most innovative and successful manufacturing and [...]

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To examine the Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ) 2011 annual report is apparently to confront success. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s signature rural economic development initiative, JOBZ was envisioned as kick-starting business development in distressed areas of Greater Minnesota by offering a menu of tax incentives for businesses willing to expand or locate in select locations [...]

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Polaris Industries, Inc. in Wyoming is planning to add an expansion to its facility that would more than double the size of the building. Along with that 144,00-square-foot expansion comes a number of high-paying jobs. Nancy Hoffman, the Chisago County HRA/EDA director, said Polaris will be receiving a tax break on the project through JOBZ, [...]

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