The 2017 Minnesota Tech Welfare Watch Halftime Report


In January this year, we began tracking a new metric associated with Minnesota’s technology industry: public handouts for private business benefit, aka corporate welfare.

This foray was respected by some and questioned by others — though most have exercised their Minnesota nice by just keeping quiet.

We took this measure to provide transparency into who or what is receiving financial benefit from the government at the expense of taxpayers. So, in addition to the M&A Halftime Report and the forthcoming Fundraising Halftime Report, this is the Welfare Watch Halftime Report.