Minnesota lures Canadian firm to relocate in Maple Grove

  • Article by: ABBY SIMONS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Minnesota has successfully wooed a Canadian heating and ventilation company that will open a $2 million design center at what will become its U.S. headquarters in Maple Grove, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.

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Jakein08Dec. 20, 13 7:08 AM

Well done Gov. Dayton! More jobs coming, unemployment in MN under 5%. Meanwhile Wisconson, is 49th out of 50 states in job growth since Walker took over. He is a GOP hero though for taking collective bargaining away, yipee!

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EleanoreDec. 20, 13 7:35 AM

700k that should have remained in the pockets of Minnesotans. 700K that could have been used for legitimate public spending. This corruption of our system is why we are in this less than optimal situation and people like the governor spending 700+ thousand dollars he doesn't have the authority to give to a private for profit company will, hopefully, be an example kids will read about in their history text of what brought about the sea change in our society back to one of law, order, freedom and liberty.

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dogmanDec. 20, 13 8:52 AM

Wait, what? I thought all of the existing companies in MN were moving to no-tax South Dakota? Why would a corporation move to MN?

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EleanoreDec. 20, 1311:58 AM

"Why would a corporation move to MN?" - Perhaps because we have a pot of money that belongs to taxpayers that party officials illegitimately hand out as party favors to this private interest or that in return for their support. It’s like they think the law doesn’t apply to their whims.

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mlilja01Dec. 20, 13 2:58 PM

Where do I get my slice of the this pie, or the one the Twins got or the one the Vikings got? I guess, unless you are large, sexy or from out of state, getting any help is out of the question.

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dogmanDec. 20, 13 3:18 PM

"Where do I get my slice of the this pie, or the one the Twins got or the one the Vikings got? I guess, unless you are large, sexy or from out of state, getting any help is out of the question" -- would you turn your slice into new jobs, an increased tax base, more business for vendors, utilities, etc?

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avejoeconDec. 20, 13 6:08 PM

Meanwhile Wisconson, is 49th out of 50 states in job growth since Walker took over. He is a GOP hero though for taking collective bargaining away, yipee-------------OOPS, it was 49th in jobs growth when the Dems had control of Wi. Now, it has gone up 13 to 36th.

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avejoeconDec. 20, 13 6:09 PM

Just wondering, where is all the whining about the dems giving out money to corporatoins like they usually do when they accuse the GOP of doing the same thing. Oh, that's right. There's that "D" again!

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bradmg1979Dec. 20, 13 6:54 PM

Dayton is actually more of a republican then dem

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Grumpy42Dec. 21, 13 1:50 PM

This is the sum total of what Dayton has done for us. One company moves to MN with a $700,000 bribe. Atta boy!

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