St. Paul takes step to lure supercomputer company

  • Article by: CHRIS HAVENS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 13, 2009 - 1:05 AM

Cray Inc. is considering a move to downtown St. Paul, and city officials are trying to make it happen. The Housing Authority will vote on a forgivable loan Wednesday.

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securheMay. 12, 09 9:11 PM

Where do I get an application? :)

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eastsiderstpMay. 12, 09 9:38 PM

I knew that cheap office space rental rates in downtown StP would net some decent results sooner or later. Thank God it is finely later. Let's get this done.

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eoinoharaMay. 12, 09 9:45 PM

This would move jobs from Mendota Heights to St Paul... at the cost of the city of St Paul's budget. I see how it helps St. Paul... but the overall MN effect seems to be money going from the City of St Paul to the Cray Corporation with no jobs added in MN.

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staplefordMay. 12, 09 9:54 PM

This kind of employee base ($100,000 per year) will add in a significant way to downtown St.Paul (education, communication style, and professional expectation). Our downtown merchants are in desperate means to keep their small business alive. ECMC loss was certainly a blow. Lawson employee count is down. Any thing to help keep the business climate above water is badly needed, especially now. State and Federal employees cant do it alone. We welcome you Cray and thank you for considering downtown Saint Paul. You will give Saint Paul some badly needed shoe polish.

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louis66May. 12, 0911:12 PM

How many more world class Minnesota companies are going to be bought out and move out of the state? Norwest, Cray, Honeywell and lately NWA. Something is wrong here and the elected officials are doing nothing.

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noinkMay. 12, 0911:22 PM

We do not want to lose these Cray employees to another state.

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harrybawlzMay. 13, 0912:14 AM

computers are a fad...

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ussforrestalMay. 13, 09 2:04 AM

Doesn't this sound like Lawson part II? Has that relationship been particularly beneficial to St. Paul? I'd like to see some data showing that it has.

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nichole1957May. 13, 09 2:36 AM

It's pathetic that they have to pay people to come to such a lousey city, but I guess big business will do anything for money.

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the_vfoxMay. 13, 09 4:10 AM

screwing a sister city in MN is okay by offering basically free money to move between cities? Bad public policy.

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