Highway Upgrades Bring Businesses, Jobs To MN City
Governor Dayton and business leaders broke ground on the site of two new business expansions in Brooklyn Park


Highway Upgrades Bring Businesses, Jobs To MN City

TwinCities Business | August 6 2014

In the company of Governor Mark Dayton, two businesses broke ground on new expansions in Brooklyn Park Tuesday, developments that will add more than 30 new jobs.

The intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 610 is the site for the new North Cross Business Park, which will house new headquarters for Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt and Perbix Machines.

Elsewhere in the state, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced Wednesday that Custom Products, a maker of cabs and protective structures for the operators of off-highway vehicles, is adding 20,000 square feet to its Litchfield facility along with 31 new jobs. [Read More]

It’s National Farmers’ Market Week

Austin Daily Herald | August 4, 2014

The popularity of farmers markets continues to increase each year. Shoppers appreciate the flavor and nutritional value of “fresh” as found only in your own garden or at the farmers’ market. Second, a trust is established by talking directly with the producer to know where the food is grown and how it is grown. [Read More]

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Internship Opportunity

The Governor's Office is now hiring interns for the fall semester. [Read More]

Minnesota Made a Technology Overhaul Pay Off

Governing Magazine | August 5, 2014

IT upgrades have saved Minnesota millions -- $24.7 million, in fact, since 2012.

An overhaul of the state’s IT agency – MN.IT – was approved by the legislature in 2011, and has reduced administrative waste, consolidated contracts to gain economy-of-scale savings, streamlined business processes, and created new accountability measures, according to the state.

“MN.IT's innovative work has produced significant savings for Minnesota taxpayers,” Gov. Mark Dayton said in a press release. “Their reforms are also delivering faster and more efficient services to our citizens. [Read More]

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Gov. Dayton to Minn. Superintendents: Need to Increase Money Spent on Schools

KSTP | August 5, 2014

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton met with superintendents from across the state for a back-to-school seminar.

The meeting was part of the Minnesota Department of Education's 2014 Back to School Superintendent's Conference. School leaders use the meeting to share ideas on how to improve education across the state. [Read More]

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