Jobs and the Economy

Blake Huffman provides practical solutions for Minnesota

Minnesota must maintain and grow the economic opportunities within the state in order to creating and retaining quality jobs to create a stronger economy and tax base for the State of Minnesota. Huffman’s economic plan provides market driven solutions to address key wage differences for many Minnesotans.

He has a proven record of success in creating jobs and supporting a strong economic culture.

Under Huffman’s leadership the Rice Creek Commons have risen on the site of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP). The project will result in two million square feet of business creating 4,000 – 6,000 jobs, nearly 1,500 housing units and a world clad entertainment district. The Rice Creek Commons is projected to bring between 10 and 15 million dollars in new tax revenues each year. According to Huffman, these revenues help the entire community.

Huffman worked with Land O’ Lakes in his role as Ramsey County Commissioner to keep this fortune 200 company in Arden Hills. Along with keeping their 2,000+ jobs in Arden Hills, the company has agreed to add hundreds more and an $80 million expansion.

In addition to creating jobs, Blake has been a consistent leader in minimizing tax and encouraging development while allowing Ramsey County to maintain a lower tax rate than peers in the region.

 

 

Jobs and the Economy

Housing

Creating opportunity through stability

Blake Huffman believes one of the foundations of a great community providing citizens with stable housing and a place they can call home.

When it comes to being committed to home ownership and safe neighborhoods, Blake Huffman talks the talk and walks the walk. Huffman previously served as Vice President of Strategy at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he helped thousands of families achieve home ownership.

Huffman started a nonprofit, Journey Home Minnesota, which provides the opportunity of homeownership to survivors of domestic abuse, military veterans and their families through private funding to create stable environments for those that need it most. To-date, Huffman has led the organization in successfully changing the lives of over 200 Minnesotans through stable, quality housing.

 

Education

Supporting Minnesota’s Greatest Assets

Huffman wants to work for every Minnesotan to ensure this is the place where paths to success exist for all and future generations are provided the chances they need. Blake believes that the state must leverage the great schools and universities in Minnesota to create companies that employ those students after graduation.

Huffman continues to work with St. Paul College and other educational institutions to create paths for students to enter the numerous building trades, many of whom have good paying jobs waiting to be filled.

He is committed to closing the wage gap that exists in Minnesota so each and every resident can provide a safe, quality way of life for their families.

 

 

Education

Getting Things Done- Rice Creek Commons

Thousands of new job opportunities for Minnesota

Under Huffman’s leadership the Rice Creek Commons have risen on the site of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. The project will result in two million square feet of housing, retail shops, services and businesses.

The site is expected to bring three to four thousand new jobs in addition to more than 1,400 new housing units.

Tax revenue from the TCAAP project will be significant. The Rice Creek Commons is projected to bring between 10 and 15 million dollars in new tax revenues each year. According to Huffman, these revenues help the entire community.