Minnesotans find a sunny place for business

  • Article by: John Ewoldt , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 17, 2013 - 8:34 AM

Successful Minnesotans have long headed to Florida’s Gulf Coast to escape the cold, and many go into business once they get there.

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stinkinrankMar. 16, 13 9:59 PM

Escaping the cold and the taxes.

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biwabik517Mar. 17, 13 1:47 AM

Dayton plans to change the fact that Florida residents don't pay taxes to Minnesota? How's that going to work? Or maybe he doesn't realize he already get's some taxes from Forida. (he doesn't seem to have much of a handle on how our tax system works.) If you are a Florida resident and earn money in Minnesota you owe Minnesota taxes. If you earn it in Florida you don't owe anything because florida doesn't have a state income tax. If you are a Minnesota resident you pay taxes on your Minnesota income and since Florida doesn't have an income tax they collect it on your Florida income too.

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garykhansonMar. 17, 13 4:52 AM

Watch out for pythons and sinkholes

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Stefano_GMar. 17, 13 9:15 AM

"European-style, walkable neighborhoods in Old Naples" is a gross overstatement. There are two streets in Olde Naples that have actual sidewalks and businesses (it is Floriduh after all). I think the writer needs to travel to Deutschland where he can learn about walkable cities and the meaning of the word über.

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dlfriesenMar. 17, 13 9:34 AM

Governor Dayton ... I'm want to tax those Minnesotan's who happen to derive income from Florida ... however; I will still retain the person benefits derived from the Dayton family trust domiciled in South Dakota. What a goofball.

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dtmonkeyboyMar. 17, 1310:43 AM

No state taxes is a perk of moving to Florida....but the real reason is the weather. I don't see a Traditions, Haskells or any other of other Minnesota businesses and business owners with second homes in South Dakota. Conservatives think taxes are a larger motivator than they really are. It is quality of life and lifestyle that people are most interested in.

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callmeronMar. 17, 13 1:39 PM

People move to Florida because of the weather AND no state income tax. If people moved just for the weather and not because of tax reasons, they would move to California where the weather is more moderate and there are no hurricanes. What California does have is among the highest taxes in the nation. Fact is that businesses have been leaving California every week to get away from the taxes. If you want PROOF that businesses leave high tax states, read the article "California Dreamin'—of Jobs in Texas" on wsj.com, published April 22, 2011.

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