Mayor Rybak: Minneapolis bonding projects will create good jobs, spur economy
Governor’s proposal will help repair Plymouth Bridge, renovate Target Center and build Granary Road in Minneapolis
January 31, 2011 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak issued the following statement about Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal today to create good jobs and spur the economy in Minneapolis by helping to fund three important Minneapolis projects: repairing the Plymouth Avenue Bridge, renovating Target Center and building Granary Road, as part of the Governor’s proposal for a $530 million bonding bill.
"Governor Dayton today highlighted the importance of creating jobs immediately and in the long-term by proposing to help fund three Minneapolis projects that will do just that. The Plymouth Avenue Bridge can be repaired in one season, starting this spring; Target Center renovations are labor-intensive and will put people to work on improving a valuable statewide asset; and Granary Road will lay the foundation for long-term economic development in our state’s most promising corridor.
"I look forward to working with the Governor and legislators of both parties to ensure that these important job-creating projects are fully funded and that we can get Minnesotans to work as soon as possible."
Published Jan. 31, 2011