City-backed Target expansion proceeding in Brooklyn Park

  • Article by: Jim Adams , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 23, 2013 - 1:12 PM

To encourage expansion and new jobs at Target’s campus, Brooklyn Park is providing about $5 million in tax help. Some protest that few area residents will be hired, but the city says there will also be indirect economic benefits.

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krump56Apr. 24, 13 7:44 AM

Target's hiring policy should always be to hire the most qualified applicant regardless of race. If your criminal record keeps you from getting a job, that's on you. If a company is down to two equally qualified candidates for a job and one has a felony record, the decision is easy.

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wingophersApr. 24, 1312:25 PM

Target is a very good employer and Brooklyn Park acted appropriately in the property tax deal for jobs in the city. The folks in those jobs will spend money in the community, buy homes and some will raise their families in Brooklyn Park. It is "win-win" for Target and the City of Brooklyn Park.

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unijasu21Apr. 24, 1310:08 PM

For the arguments about Target hiring BP residents, isn't everyone allowed to apply for the open jobs on Target's site?

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dlweidtApr. 24, 1310:37 PM

It might be interesting to examine the experience of the City of Richfield with Best Buy.

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antisuburbsApr. 25, 13 9:53 AM

I'm not sure who would actually WANT to work all the way out there in the middle of nowhere but I guess there are people that will do it because it's a job.

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tanner34Apr. 25, 1311:12 PM

I ran against Mayor Lunde in the election a few years ago. This was a hot topic at the time and both of us agreed that bringing Target to Brooklyn Park was huge. I applaud Lunde for all he has done to bring the retail giant to Brooklyn Park...

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mdcastleApr. 28, 13 1:07 PM

Provided I lived in the northern half of the metro I'd want to work there for one. Easy to park and not putt up with the hassles of driving into the city. The last time I looked for a job I didn't even bother with any place that wasn't in the suburbs.

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