PRM Files DPA To Uncover What Minnesota Offered Amazon For HQ2


Updated: 11/13 @ 9:00 CDT: Request expanded to include Shakopee and Scott County.

Originally published 10/19 @2:24pm:

Local transparency in gov nonprofit Public Record Media (PRM) today submitted an official legal request to Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) surrounding the complete details of a proposal submitted to Amazon for HQ2 on behalf of Minnesota.

Citing Minnesota statutes under Chapter 13, aka Minnesota Government Data Privacy Act, PRM is first and foremost seeking the full release of ‘any and all data submitted by the state to Amazon in response to HQ2 RFP’ and vice-versa, from Amazon to the state pertaining to the RFP.

Furthermore, the request also includes a third component that covers related communications between Greater MSP, the unelected quasi public/private economic development group that’s been intimately involved with the DEED + Amazon proposal.

“We have received PRM’s request and will process it through our regular legal channels,” DEED spokesperson Shane Delaney says of receipt.