Greater MSP wants a new tune from business

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 1, 2013 - 5:12 PM

Be positive and focus on Twin Cities strengths, the organization says.

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briechersNov. 2, 13 8:29 AM

“Too often public policies that affect those and other industries have been guided by forces other than research-derived data. Partisan preferences, parochialism and lobbying clout have carried the day — even as they’ve perpetuated rivalries within the region.”---I agree though my long list of examples is probably different than what the editorial writers had in mind. We could start with the stadium and light rail. Forcing taxpayers to subsidize a highly profitable business was just wrong. And money invested on the I-94 expansion for central Minnesota and particularly the Fish Lake interchange in Maple Grove to Hwy. 241 in St. Michael would deliver much more economic benefit to the state than southwest light rail. It is great news that Star Tribune is embracing data-driven policy. Conservatives can use all the help we can get from the media.

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bludogbillNov. 20, 13 3:01 PM

Business leaders, is it time you take an active role in shaping our great state and not leaving it up to Itasca Groups morph into the Greater MSP and the individual Chambers and various Councils as member driven groups. Downtown Minneapolis, and St. Paul, are the focal points of the status of our State and lacking in ingenuity or adaptation of out-side-the-box ideas to make them better. A Rejuvenated Target Center is a symbol of that lack of thinking when the funds for New and NCAA Basketball Tournaments are possible. City Council President Barbara Johnson stated on a WCCO Radio interview 5 plus times that visitors to downtown must be aware of their surroundings, when we go to suburban malls we have no such handicap and so when a problem is so prevalent why isn't it being addressed? Where is the focus of the City to evaluate problems and solutions, it is nowhere and why Business Leaders with a wider range of experience need to spend some time getting involved making this great state even better.

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