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Greater Minnesota group proposes economic development plan

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ST. PAUL -- Businesses outside of the Twin Cities need a boost, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities says, and asks legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton to provide help.


The most dramatic example of greater Minnesota businesses needing assistance comes from a tax credit approved in 2010, designed to influence people with money to invest in businesses. Sixty-one of the projects under the program were in the Twin Cities area, with just six elsewhere in the state.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.