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.