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Firm could leave downtown St. Paul, or not
Where is everybody. A multi million dollar compay is starting the threat of moving. Hinting at what could be done for it in order to stay. See cats... It's just not sports teams!
This has nothing to do with St Paul itself, nor threats, and everything to do with 1) corporate mergers and buyouts 2) people working from home.
Didn't St. Paul give this company lots of incentives/tax increment deals/public funds? Isnt this worth reporting?
@mamajamma - yes - they did give Lawson a ton of $ and deals - the deals (like Macys) are done now. The company is a free agent and can go where they wish. And the company is going to follow the money - plan and simple. If they pay less tax in another city / state they'll move. End of story.
Stop the corporate welfare. As soon as their lease expires, they're gone. There is no loyalty anymore. Wake up and stop giving out these TIF deals.
Oh no another company leaving downtown Saint Paul!? The City really needs to let it go down there, cut corporate welfare and loosen restrictions, open up retail spaces and get over themselves. Offer incentives for small businesses to open up and for young entrepreneurs to move in and take advantage and take risks. When you build a business or city from ground up this way it attracts the big businesses, look at Portland or Seattle. No corporate welfare, Amazon, Microsoft google, cisco, biotech all over and tons and tons of thriving smaller businesses.
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