3M plans $150M state-of-the-art R&D center in Maplewood

  • Article by: Dee DePass , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 5, 2013 - 1:16 PM

Construction has begun on an addition to its Maplewood campus.

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jcbt04Sep. 4, 13 9:56 PM

Proof of Minnesota's anti-business, anti-job creation atmosphere after the latest legislative session. Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota must have no room left for a company like 3M to expand.

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boozlesSep. 4, 1310:08 PM

Oh oh, the anti-tax anti-Dayton crowd isn't going to like this. I thought that taxing the wealthy was supposed to scare away all businesses from Minnesota? Thank you 3M for continuing to invest in the great state of Minnesota!

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dewarfSep. 4, 1310:39 PM

Good for 3M. Good for all Minnesotans. They gave me my first job as a University student in bldg 207, then an electrical products lab. It was a long drive down University Ave through St. Paul to Maplewood. Fifty years later, I still admire the company and I'm proud to say they gave me my start in the business world.

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jbpaperSep. 4, 1311:00 PM

jcbt04/boozles; You two must have missed this line from the article: "and is expected to house 700 existing scientists and researchers." No new jobs created in our state.

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jcbt04Sep. 4, 1311:14 PM

I know 3M is pretty advanced but last time I checked these buildings don't build themselves. This will provide good paying jobs for many people in any construction trade. I know you jbpaper probably view most working people as mud on the bottom of your penny loafers but it will keep food on the table and the bills paid for a few Minnesota families...and even if they keep the same people here wouldn't this have been a perfect opportunity for them to move this facility out of state if the business climate is as bad as it is in your and other righties minds?

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ColorcrayonSep. 5, 1312:36 AM

It's just refreshing to see a company investing without out asking for a handout from local and state governments. Way to go 3M!!! Thank you.

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joe_mnSep. 5, 13 5:06 AM

tax increment financing sounds like someone is benefiting in this deal. 3M pays a lot of taxes. why a company with such huge income streams needs to finance a small project like this sounds odd. i have to believe the state is giving them a deal. of course all business expenses are tax deductible.

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shushyn78Sep. 5, 13 7:03 AM

Now if they would just update their museum in Two Harbors. That poor old guy there has to fill in the blanks, because the museum has not kept pace with the company.

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lakeelmo99Sep. 5, 13 7:43 AM

shushyn78 not kept pace? When is the last time you heard of a new innovation coming out of 3M? Forbes published its most innovative for 2013 and 3M didn't even make the list. Hopefully this new complex will get the juices flowing!

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imkirokSep. 5, 13 9:28 AM

But...but...but... those job killing taxes... Guess not.

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