Team effort involved in attracting Shutterfly to Shakopee

  • Article by: Janet Moore , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Economic incentives worth $3 million helped in win for Shakopee.

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mnpls123Aug. 25, 13 8:21 PM

MN with good infrastructure and an educated workforce beat out low tax WI. Jobs are just fleeing this state.

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edinawaterAug. 26, 13 7:28 AM

In a few years after the incentives run out you can bet Shutterfly will threaten to leave the state unless more incentives are headed their way. It is not necessarily in the state's best interest to offer incentives to companies like this.

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palsarAug. 26, 13 7:44 AM

"Why, exactly, Shutterfly chose the south-metro suburb..." -- Exactly. What did Dayton and the rest give away that isn't being reported?

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corruptAug. 26, 13 8:50 AM

Great news! Welcome to Minnesota!

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dakmarknetAug. 26, 13 8:54 AM

Give credit where credit is due. As our Governor said, the city leaders in Shakopee put together a deal that inticed Shutterfly to the city. Gov. Dayton then took the time from his schedule to fly out personally and meet with Shutterfly reps. So impressed with the governor, they decided to build in Shakopee. That is what leadership is. That is our Governor. In no part of the article is there any mention as to what the State gave away to Shutterfly. The city of Shakopee was totally responsible for this. It was their decision alone. That is the way it works. Thank you Governor for your help. Now let's see if the people of Shakopee award you with their vote in 2014. You certainly deserve it.

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thepointAug. 26, 1312:08 PM

Wonder if they shaded the truth on the weather a bit?

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createdequalAug. 26, 1312:18 PM

Dakmarknet: "In no part of the article is there any mention as to what the State gave away to Shutterfly." Not true. This is also part of the article: "A significant piece of the recruiting effort involved $3 million in economic incentives offered by the city, Scott County and the state. These involve abatements from paying city and county taxes for a nine-year period, fiber-optic infrastructure improvements, a state training grant and forgivable loan that can finance equipment." It was a team effort, not just the city, that convinced Shutterfly to build in Shakopee.

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loosecannonAug. 26, 1312:50 PM

There is a FedEx sorting/shipping facility right across 169 from this new Shutterfly location, and FedEx recently significantly increased the size of the building. I'm thinking it might have something to do with it.

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morbathrmsnwAug. 26, 13 2:49 PM

So everything the TeaCons tell you during election season is wrong. Our taxes are not at job-killing levels and Dayton is not anti-business. Yes, Shutterfly got some tax incentives, but they will still be paying plenty of other taxes and they would have received incentives at any of the other locations.

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tooty123Aug. 26, 13 5:33 PM

How is Texas a Midwestern state? Is Oklahoma in the Midwest, also? Is MN considered a southern state just because it is in the northern part of the Midwest? I always find that an interesting depiction of what constitutes the Midwest.

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