In the Litchfield Independent Review, we read this letter from Rep. Tim Mahoney, DFL-St. Paul, Urdahl fought fund that aided Litchfield firm:
This week the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced $461,000 in three new grants from the Job Creation Fund that will lead to 45 new jobs and business investments totaling $12.1 million.
One grant, to Anderson-Crane Co. totaling $120,821, will lead to its investment of $1.24 million in a new facility, creating 12 new, full-time jobs paying between $13 and $20 an hour.
While this is great news for the people of Litchfield, if Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, had his way, this grant would never have happened. He fought the creation of this fund by voting against it two years ago. And again this year he voted to cut the funding for it by 25 percent. Why wouldn’t he want to expand businesses and create well-paying jobs here in Minnesota? . . .
Read the rest in the Litchfield paper. Willmar Radio fills in more of the details in Anderson Crane to expand near Litchfield:
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners has approved of a resolution of support for Anderson Crane as it applies for the Job Creation Fund Program. The state program provides incentives for businesses to expand.
Meeker County Economic Development Director David Krueger says Anderson Crane plans to double the size of its facility in Darwin Township – just east of Litchfield – with a 1-point-3 million dollar project. . . .
Are good jobs with decent pay for Greater Minnesotans what the Republicans are scorning when they kvetch about "metro-centric" thinking?
Photo: A logo for Anderson-Crane, via KDUZ.
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