Updated 12/9 1130 am CST: DEED has replied to PRMs request with two documents:
- A document dated 12/16 signed by DEED Comissioner Shawntera Hardy indicates an initial offer of between $3-$5m of state aid, which is consistent with current statutory limits. Also mentioned are special examples of incentive packages previously authorized by the Minnesota Legislature. Positioned as possibilities these include: tax exemptions, expanded awards, and infrastructure support. The “Unique public-private partnerships” section highlights such examples as Rochester’s Destination Medical Center and Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium, which combined received over a billion dollars in Minnesota taxypayer funding.
- A cover letter for the actual proposal also dated October 16th and signed by Mark Dayton.
If the release of these two documents smells like red herring, you might be wondering: where is the actual proposal?