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JOBZ program sees modest turnaround

After faltering in the recession, the Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ) program showed job growth in 2010. It offers local and state tax breaks to employers to create jobs in outstate Minnesota.

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Cumulative jobs 1,001 3,669 5,459 6,108 6,992 6,366 7,113

Percent change 267% 49% 12% 14% -9% 12%

Cumulative tax

breaks in millions $6.4 $19.6 $45.7 $76.9 $109.7 $144 $184

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

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