Greater modesty aside, we're a catch for any new business

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 13, 2011 - 9:18 PM
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nrbeecherOct. 14, 1110:26 AM

Nice going, James! I love the article today. You only left out one thing, Minnesota can offer all of these business tax breaks and pass it on to the little guy. Isn't that the way we have always done business?

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brokenglassOct. 14, 1112:16 PM

The weather does not keep the riff raff away. Never did. And speaking of weather, we went from a high of 90 to a low of 32 recently in what, two and a half days? In summer it's as hot and humid as in Miami. In winter the temperature difference between here and Embareass Minnesota can be measured in scant seconds of additional survival time as you walk between car and mall. But then, it's the Mall of America.

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stillonlymeOct. 14, 11 3:36 PM

"Perhaps it would help if we painted enormous concentric red circles around the metro" Yes, but be sure to make the one around Mpls a gate with a user fee.

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mdachsOct. 15, 1111:20 AM

Businesses avoid Minnesota because of high corporate taxes, high personal taxes, too much regulation - and, oh, by the way, the weather! It's not because we are modest. It's because it's just not an attractive environment for businesses in other states. When was the last time a major company relocated to Minnesota? Case closed!

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