The St. Cloud Times reports that Governor Dayton spoke on the need to "expand businesses' access to capital, and to better align the state's job-training programs with professions that have a surplus of job openings."
The summit was aimed at gathering the best ideas on job creation from Minnesotans and to highlight Minnesota's strong business climate and economic development opportunities. The Governor is holding statewide jobs summit on October 25, 2011.
Check out part of the St. Cloud Times article below:
Energy costs, a lack of commercial air service and a shortage of qualified workers are hampering job growth in Central Minnesota, local business executives told Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday morning.
The comments came during a regional economic-development summit Dayton scheduled at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. It was one of a series of summits Dayton has conducted across the state this month to gather ideas on job creation from local leaders and entrepreneurs.
After the summit, Dayton told reporters his statewide tour has highlighted several economic issues he hopes to incorporate into his legislative agenda for 2012. That includes the need to expand businesses' access to capital, and to better align the state's job-training programs with professions that have a surplus of job openings.
The Star Tribune reports that the Governor asked business leaders to help rebuild our state's infrastructure and improve our higher education system. Check out some excerpts below and read the full article here.
"I am trying to identify those who are willing to join in partnership," Dayton told about 700 business leaders at the Minnesota Business Partnership's annual dinner in downtown Minneapolis.
Dayton told the business leaders that the state is at a critical time in addressing higher education and infrastructure needs, including a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
He wants business leaders to get involved to help identify "pillars of excellence" in the higher education system that can be improved and built upon.
The first-ever Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener here Saturday proved that even political adversaries can find common ground in pursuit of wily ringnecks.
On a brilliant autumn day, Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and Rep. Kurt Zellers, Republican House Speaker, hunted pheasants together to kick off the season.
The West Central Tribune has an article today previewing this weekend's Governor's Pheasant Opener. The article notes that Governor Dayton "wants to thank the state’s military veterans, and has asked the sponsors to invite veterans recently returned from deployments in the Middle East." Check it out below:
MONTEVIDEO — Mayor Debra Lee Fader has lots of experience at welcoming hunters to Montevideo.
She and her husband, Brad, own the Sportsmen Inn, a 23-room motel that promotes itself as a “hunting and fishing headquarters.’’
This weekend will be a tad different, she admits, with Gov. Mark Dayton hosting the first-ever Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Montevideo.
Right off the heels of Governor Dayton’s trade mission to South Korea, this week Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon departed for another economic development mission, this one to China and hosted by the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA).
Joined by five other lieutenant governors from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska, Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon is first attending the Canton Trade Fair in Ghangzhou. She will also have meetings in both Shanghai and Beijing with Chinese leaders in foreign affairs, aviation and education before the mission ends on Oct. 20.
On Oct. 14, the first day of the trip, the lieutenant governors were unexpectedly greeted by Wen Jiabao, the second-in-command to Chinese President Hu Jintao. Wen Jiabao joined Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon and the other lieutenant governors for some of their scheduled meetings of the day, getting the trade mission off to a productive start.
For more details about Lieutenant Governor’s Trade Mission to China, check out the full news release.
The Star Tribune reports:
The meeting came two days after the U.S. Senate blocked the bill in a Republican-led filibuster. The administration has vowed to press on with the legislation, either in whole or in parts.
Rejecting the jobs bill, Dayton said, is “the wrong thing for the people of Minnesota, and the wrong thing for the people of this country… We as governors know how vital this is for our states.”
Dayton appeared at the White House with two other Democratic governors, Martin O’Malley of Maryland and Christine Gregoire of Washington State.