Shakopee is working to land Shutterfly manufacturing facility

  • Article by: Janet Moore , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 23, 2013 - 8:12 AM

A manufacturing plant could generate 800 jobs if the deal is closed, mayor says.

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liberaleliteJul. 22, 13 9:25 PM

At least unlike the previous deals, these may actually be net new jobs for the region. The other deals used taxpayer money to steal jobs from Chanhassen and Minnetonka... not doing anything to make our region more competitive as a whole. That said, this is still a bad investment and the sign of a desperate suburb.

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keaton12Jul. 22, 1310:24 PM

More jobs will get people off the public payroll.

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texas_technomanJul. 23, 13 3:27 AM

@keaton12-More folks off the public payroll will leave more big bucks for corporations and millionaires. This deal is worth a million to Shutterfly, House just passed a trillion $ farm bill, 20% of those farmers are already millionaires. Oil companies get their cut. Defense contractors get their cut...everyones on the dole these days....except most of us mere mortals that pay taxes to support them.

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lawguymnJul. 23, 13 7:47 AM

"And earlier this month, Minnetonka-based Datacard Group said it would relocate to Shakopee from Minnetonka" -- It's crazy for one suburb to offer such incentives to get a company to relocate in the metro area. I don't see how that help the Minnesota economy. Let's attract business from other states. Or even better,let's help our current businesses grow and create good-paying new jobs.

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marcymmbJul. 23, 13 8:20 AM

"And earlier this month, Minnetonka-based Datacard Group said it would relocate to Shakopee from Minnetonka"***Did you ever think that maybe it has to do with taxes, Minnetonka has high taxes Shakopee does not.

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raineyrooJul. 23, 13 8:27 AM

More proposed subsidies to try and make a real town. LOL!. I find it kind of funny that a company that has a decent prescence in Arizona will move to high-tax Minnesota. I'm guessing it has to do with they require some higher skilled workers, which you have a hard time finding in the other states where Shutterfly has a footprint (NC, AZ, and soon to be SC). Please explain, teapeople.

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cheiron55402Jul. 23, 13 8:35 AM

This would be a good opportunity for Minnesota, but we just don't seem to do well when it comes to competing with other, more business friendly states. We just lost jobs to Michigan the other day and that state is a disaster financially!

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moron100Jul. 23, 13 9:58 AM

raineyroo - simple explanation. They are in California now. Hence they save money if they move here where there is more of a tech footprint then other places. We have more people as well. Other states dont have as much technology as we do. There are many reasons for that as well.

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raineyrooJul. 23, 1310:19 AM

moron100 - Hardly a "simple explanation." Shutterfly's HQ is in Redwood City and will stay in that state. Their manufacturing facilities are in Arizona and North Carolina (soon to be South Carolina).

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teddygJul. 23, 1310:24 AM

Does Shutterfly make money yet?

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