Today (8/17) the Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal posted an update to yesterdays news (below the fold) with a statement from Google:
“Minnesota is home to countless Google users and customers — big and small — who are helping drive innovation and economic growth for the state. In 2010, Google provided more than $1 billion in economic activity for Minnesota businesses. Our users, partners, developers and customers are located all over the country including Minnesota. With innovation occurring at the University of Minnesota as well as the tech sector across the state, we’re excited to be joining the Association and being a part of the working group.”
“‘The Minnesota High Tech Association reported in its newsletter Tuesday that Google Inc. has officially become a member of the trade organization.
Does this mean Minnesota is getting a big data center? A software-development office? Anything?
Andrew Wittenborg, communications director for MHTA, said Google hasn’t indicated whether or not it plans to set up shop in Minnesota.”