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CHAMBER MAKES CONTINUED HEADWAY IN ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING

Minnesota employers will find additional efficiencies in the state’s environmental review and permitting processes, thanks to law changes spearheaded by the Minnesota Chamber at the 2017 Legislature.
 
“Navigating regulatory agencies is among the biggest frustrations we hear from businesses of all sizes and types,” says Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber director of environmental policy. “Processes that take weeks in other states can take months and years in Minnesota – and with no certainty of the outcome.”
 

Court delivers mixed ruling on Minnesota Chamber lawsuit challenging Minneapolis paid leave mandate

The Minnesota Chamber will appeal the ruling to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber president, expressed a mixed reaction.

“We’re pleased that the court prevented Minneapolis from imposing its ordinance on businesses that don’t even have any physical presence in the city,” he said. “At the same time, we’re disappointed that the Court of Appeals allowed the underlying Minneapolis ordinance to stand. We respectfully believe that the court misapplied the law regarding the city’s authority.

MN Supplier Match coming soon; register now

Join the more than 400 companies that are already registered in this growing database. MN Supplier Match is a new Minnesota Chamber Grow Minnesota! initiative seeking to highlight Minnesota’s robust supply chain and increase business-to-business activity in the state.  If you have products and services that can benefit other Minnesota companies, please register your business to be listed in the Minnesota Chamber’s MN Supplier Match database that will be launched later this year.

Leadership Minnesota begins 17th year

Congratulations to these business leaders selected to participate in this year’s Leadership Minnesota class. Participants receive a distinctive look at the state’s changing economy and the issues that will shape its future. This exclusive economic tour of the state kicked off September 14-15 in Mankato. Special thanks to program sponsors Altria, Barr Engineering, Radisson Blu Mall of America, Target, The Saint Paul Hotel, Thomson Reuters, Xcel Energy, Werner Electric Supply and WSB & Associates Inc.

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