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10 Sep ‘20

CGMC educates candidates on issues impacting Greater Minnesota cities

2020-09-10T17:30:03-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Election, Annexation & Land Use, Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development, Elections, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, LGA, News, News and Events, Property Taxes, Transportation|

Each election season, the CGMC provides background information to help candidates become familiar with issues affecting Greater Minnesota communities. This week, we are mail our our 2020 information booklet — “Election 2020: Greater Minnesota’s Top Issues” — to all of the candidates and incumbents running for seats in the Minnesota . . .

27 Aug ‘20

CGMC joins 60-plus organizations in calling for bonding bill

2020-08-27T16:20:47-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Jobs, News, Special Session|

This week, the CGMC joined a wide-ranging coalition of unions, engineers, architects, environmental groups, local government groups, faith groups, transportation groups, contractors and others in signing onto a letter calling on the Governor and legislative leaders to put their differences aside and pass a significant bonding bill.   The more . . .

12 Aug ‘20

ACTION ALERT – Pass a resolution in support of the bonding bill!

2020-08-20T13:40:17-05:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, Transportation|

As our communities and state continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that our lawmakers come together to pass a large bonding bill. One important way that your city can help nudge lawmakers in that direction is by passing a resolution . . .

3 Aug ‘20

Do you have possible BDPI projects? Bonding bill’s failure leaves them in limbo

2020-08-03T16:45:42-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Jobs, News|

The Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program (BDPI) is one of the state’s longest-running and most popular economic development programs. Over the past two years, the program has provided around $20 million in grants to cities to fund the public infrastructure costs necessary to facilitate business development, but . . .

24 Jul ‘20

Budget ‘blackout’ dims hopes for bonding bill

2020-07-24T09:29:14-05:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, State Budget, Transportation|

When the Legislature failed — again — to pass a bonding bill during the second special session that ended earlier this week, it significantly jeopardized the chances of passing a bonding bill in 2020.   The CGMC has learned that the state's pending August bond sale means that the Legislature . . .

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