Minnesota’s New Economic Developer Wastes No Time With Corporate Welfare Agenda


Minnesota’s new economic development lead under governor Tim Walz is in a hurry to push the State’s corporate welfare agenda onto the tech sector.

Hours after Steve Grove was named Commissioner at the Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED) last Friday, the Star Tribune published a coordinated opinion piece authored by him.

In it, he talks about how Minnesota’s technology sector needs an “urgent reboot” even a “miracle” under a broad state-sponsored publicly financed spending plan.

The 1,500+ word appeal begins with some nostalgia from our bygone days of Control Data – the supercomputing firm that was big here post-WW2 yet didn’t have enough “innovation” to make it through the 80’s in one piece.