Program Reports to the Legislature

These program reports summarize the performance of businesses that received business subsidies and financial assistance from state and local government agencies. We report the results every two years to the state Legislature.

  • 2012 JOBZ Report

    This report summarizes Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) business subsidy agreements signed in 2009 and reported on the JOBZ Minnesota Business Assistance Form.  

    The activity levels for JOBZ business assistance have been declining significantly from year to year as reported by local government agencies. There were four JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by local government agencies in 2012 for 2010 activity compared to 91 agreements reported for 2004 activity.

    There were 155 local government agencies that reported on 292 JOBZ business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2011.

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  • 2012 Business Assistance Report

    Overview of Non-JOBZ Findings
    The activity levels and total value of non-JOBZ business assistance have varied significantly for year to years as reported by state and local government agencies. There were 31 non-JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2012 for 2011 activity.  

    The total value business assistance agreements has also varied significantly from year to year, from a total value of $611.7 million for 2000 activity to $13.9 million for 2008 activity.

    2011 Non-JOBZ Activity
    Of the 648 state and local government agencies that were required to file in 2012, either because of population size or previous business subsidy activity or current activity in 2011, 302 agencies submitted reports and 346 agencies did not.

    Of 302 agencies that submitted a form, 25 agencies reported on 31 eligible business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The $18.5 million of business assistance provided by those 31 agreements ranged from $225,000 grant subsidy to a $4.0 million loan agreement.

    Of the 31 business assistance agreements, four recipients (12.9%) had achieved all stipulated goals and obligations, compared to 27 recipients (87.1%) that have yet to achieve their goals and obligations. All agencies reported that recipients had more time to meet their goals.

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  • 2010 JOBZ Report

    This report summarizes Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) business subsidy agreements signed in 2009 and reported on the JOBZ Minnesota Business Assistance Form.  

    The activity levels for JOBZ business assistance have been declining significantly from year to year as reported by local government agencies. There were eight JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by local government agencies in 2010 for 2009 activity compared to 99 agreements reported for 2004 activity.

    There were 152 local government agencies that reported on 292 JOBZ business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2009.

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  • 2010 Business Assistance Report

    Overview of Non-JOBZ Findings 
    The activity levels and total value of non-JOBZ business assistance have varied significantly from year to years as reported by state and local government agencies. There were 14 non-JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2010 for 2009 activity.  

    The total value of business assistance agreements has also varied significantly from year to year, from a total value of $612.6 million for 2000 activity to $12.8 million for 2008 activity.

    2009 NON-JOBZ Activity 
    Of the 638 state and local government agencies that were required to file in 2010, either because of population size or previous business subsidy activity or current activity in 2009, 285 agencies submitted reports and 353 agencies did not.

    Of the 285 that submitted a form, 12 agencies reported on 14 eligible business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. The $22.5 million of business assistance provided by those 14 agreements ranged from $92,000 grant subsidy to a $16.5 million loan agreement.

    Of the 14 business assistance agreements, three recipients (21.4%) had achieved all stipulated goals and obligations, compared to 11 recipients (78.6%) that have yet to achieve their goals and obligations. All agencies reported that recipients had more time to meet their goals.

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  • 2008 JOBZ and Biozone Report


    There were 160 local government agencies that reported on 304 JOBZ business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2007.

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  • 2008 Business Assistance Report

    Overview of Non-JOBZ Findings 
    The activity levels and total value of non-JOBZ business assistance have varied significantly from year to year as reported by state and local government agencies. There were 53 non-JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2008 for 2007 activity.  

    The total value of business assistance agreements has also varied significantly from year to year, from a total value of $612.6 million in the year 2000 to $17.8 million for August 1, 1999 and December 31 1999.

    2007 Non-JOBZ Activity 
    Of the 655 state and local government agencies that were required to file in 2008, either because of population size or previous business subsidy activity or current activity in 2007, 324 agencies submitted reports and 331 agencies did not.

    Of those that submitted a form, 44 agencies reported on 53 eligible business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007. The $40.5 million of business assistance provided by those 53 agreements ranged from $26,000 lease subsidy to a $26 million loan and tax abatement.

    Of the 53 business assistance agreements, 17 (32.1 percent) had achieved all stipulated goals and obligations, compared to 36 recipients (67.9 percent) that had yet to achieve all goals and obligations. All agencies reported that recipients had more time to meet their goals.

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  • 2006 Business Assistance Report
    Overview 

    The report is divided in three sections, non-JOBZ business assistance, Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) and Biozone business assistance. JOBZ assistance and Biozone assistance activity are summarized in Appendices (K-N). Project data is summarized for each year.

    Non-JOBZ Findings 
    The activity levels and total value of non-JOBZ business assistance have varied significantly from year to year as reported by state and local government agencies. There were 69 non-JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2006 for 2005 activity, compared to 203 agreements reported for 2000 activity. The total value of business assistance provided has also varied significantly from year to year, from a total value of $612.3 million for 2000 activity to $17.8 million for August 1, 1999 and December 31, 1999.

    2005 Non-JOBZ Activity 
    Of the 634 state and local government agencies that were required to file in 2006 either because of population size or previous business subsidy activity or current activity in 2005, 281 agencies submitted a MBAF and 353 agencies did not submit a form.

    Of the 281 agencies that submitted a form, 53 agencies reported on 69 eligible business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2005. The $47.9 million of business assistance provided by those 69 agreements ranged from a $30,000 tax abatement to a $14.6 million TIF agreement.

    Of the 69 business assistance agreements, agencies reported that 23 recipients (33.3 percent) had achieved all stipulated goals and obligations, compared with 46 recipients (67.percent) that have yet to achieve all goals and obligations. All agencies reported that recipients had more time to meet their goals and obligations. The total value of those 23 agreements was $4.2 million (8.8 percent) compared to $43.7 (91.2 percent) outstanding.

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  • 2004 Business Assistance Report

    Executive Summary 
    This report summarizes business subsidy agreements signed in 2003; agreements signed in previous years are summarized in the appendices. To ease review of project performance, project data has been aggregated into one section for each report year.

    The activity levels and total value of business assistance have varied significantly from year to year as reported by state and local government agencies. There were 68 business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2004 for 2003 activity compared to 197 agreements reached in 2000. The total value of business assistance provided has also varied significantly from year to year - from a high of $611.4 million in 2000 to $29.4 million in 2003.

    Of the 565 state and local government agencies that were required to file in 2004 either because of population size or previous business subsidy activity or current activity in 2003, 282 agencies submitted a MBAF and 283 agencies did not submit a form.

    Of the 282 agencies that submitted a form, 47 agencies reported on 68 eligible business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2003. The $29.4 million of business assistance provided by those 68 agreements ranged from a $27,680 tax abatement to an $8.0 million loan agreement. There was also one eligible financial assistance agreement reported by a city agency that was $244,625 in assistance for renovating building stock and for designated historic preservation districts.

    There were 68 eligible business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2004 for 2003 activity. Of the 68 business assistance agreements reached between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2003, agencies reported that 17 recipients (25 percent) had achieved all stipulated goals and obligations compared with 51 recipients (75 percent) that have yet to achieve all goals and obligations.

    All agencies reported that recipients had more time to meet their goals and obligations. The total value of those 17 agreements was $10.7 million (36.5%) compared to $18.7 (63.5%) outstanding. The total value of business assistance provided was $29.4 million.

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  • Reports for All Other Years

    Reports summarizing business subsidy agreements for the years 1999 through 2002 are archived in hard copy at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

    Obtain copies through our office of Analysis and Evaluation. Contact Ed Hodder at 651-259-7179 or email at Ed.hodder@state.mn.us