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.

Older Minnesota Business Assistance Forms reports are archived and available in hard copy at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Obtain copies through our Analysis and Evaluation Office: contact Ed.Hodder@state.mn.us, 651-259-7179.

  • 2014 JOBZ Report

    This report summarizes Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) business subsidy agreements signed in 2013 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 three JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by local government agencies in 2014 for 2013 activity compared with 82 agreements reported for 2004 activity.

    There were 125 local government agencies that reported on 256 JOBZ business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013.

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  • 2014 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 20 non-JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by government agencies in 2014 for 2013 activity. 

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

    There were 1,546 non-JOBZ business assistance agreements reached between July 1, 1995 and December 31, 2013. Of the 1,546 business assistance agreements, government agencies reported that 1,300 recipients (84.1 percent) achieved all stated goals and obligations compared to 246 (15.9 percent) that had yet to achieve all goals. The total value of the 1,546 agreements that met all goals was $1.1 billion (88.0 percent) compared to $0.2 billion (12.0 percent) that had yet to achieve all goals and obligations. Agencies reported that recipients had more time to meet their goals. The total business assistance provided was $1.3 billion.

    2013 Non-JOBZ Activity
    Of the 652 state and local government agencies that were required to file in 2014, either because of population size or previous business subsidy activity or current activity in 2014, 282 agencies submitted reports and 370 agencies did not.

    Of 282 agencies that submitted a form, 19 agencies reported on 20 eligible business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The $14.4 million of business assistance provided by those 20 agreements ranged from $170,000 grant subsidy to a $1.5 million tax increment financing (TIF) agreement.

    Of the 20 business assistance agreements, five recipients (25.0%) had achieved all stipulated goals and obligations, compared to 15 recipients (75.0%) 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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  • 2013 JOBZ Report

    This report summarizes Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) business subsidy agreements signed in 2012 and reported on the JOBZ Minnesota Business Assistance Form.

    The activity levels for JOBZ business assistance have been declining from year to year as reported by local government agencies. There were six JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by local government agencies in 2013 for 2012 activity compared with 88 agreements reported for 2004 activity.

    There were 124 local government agencies that reported on 267 JOBZ business assistance agreements that were reached between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2012.

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  • 2012 JOBZ Report

    This report summarizes Job Opportunity Building Zone (JOBZ) business subsidy agreements signed in 2011 and reported on the JOBZ Minnesota Business Assistance Form.

    The activity levels for JOBZ business assistance have been declining from year to year as reported by local government agencies.  There were six JOBZ business assistance agreements reported by local government agencies in 2012 for 2011 activity compared with 91 agreements reported for 2004 activity.

    There were 155 local government agencies that reported on 280 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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