NAIOP Minnesota gets some great press

November 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

Kane_139highA Conversation with Jean Kane, CEO of Welsh & Colliers International Minneapolis-St. Paul and 2014 NAIOP Corporate Chair
“The costs of doing business in Minnesota-increasing local and state property taxes, increasing regulations on all levels, the cost imposed on development by local units of government, new sales taxes on business transactions-all of these costs matter even more today, in our difficult economic climate, to  the tenants in our buildings and to our clients.”
Minnesota Real Estate Journal, October 2013

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Star Tribune Inside View: Brandon Champeau, United Properties
“One of our 2014 legislative priorities is making sure we keep the cost of doing business competitive. The warehouse tax that was passed at the end of last year’s session, it was a very dangerous precedent to set in our state, because it has a lot of our logistics companies looking elsewhere and starting to come up with Plan Bs – whether that means relocating out of Minnesota or taking Minnesota off the map as a potential expansion state.”
Star Tribune, October 10, 2013

Tax “limbo” reigns after Legislature fails to address warehouse sales tax repeal
By Kaye Eleanor Rakow
“Members of the House of both parties recognized early on that these taxes were anti-competitive and opposed them, but the Senate really wanted new business taxes. The governor wants to get rid of them, but personally I don’t see them being wiped out. The challenge is that to repeal it, we have to find $198 million to make up for the lost revenue.”
Representative Ann Lenczewski, Bloomington, House Tax Committee Chair
Duluth News Tribune, October 11, 2013

Our View: Pay attention, Minn., to biz-unfriendly rep
“This week, in a commentary in the News Tribune, the commercial real estate development association NAIOP warned that a new warehousing tax enacted by the Legislature this year, along with other business-unfriendly business-to-business taxes, threatens to force Minnesota businesses ‘out of our state to neighboring states without such a tax.’ ”
Duluth News Tribune, October 11, 2013

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