Dayton To Decide Bonding 12 Jul 12

Governor Mark Dayton says that he plans to make the final call on construction projects benefiting from a more-than $47-million development fund that sparked intense competition. The governor said on Wednesday that he will review recommendations from the Department of Employment and Economic Development before making his choices. Ninety Minnesota communities put forward proposals valued at over $288-million. The Legislature established the fund in a departure from normal practice of designating where the construction dollars go. DEED will narrow down its list by the end of August after weighing each project’s potential for job creation, return on investment and criteria like geographic balance.