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SF 685

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/07/2017 08:55am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; appropriating money for the East Side Enterprise
Center.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; EAST SIDE ENTERPRISE CENTER.
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of employment and economic development for a grant to East Side Enterprise Center (ESEC)
to expand culturally tailored resources that address small business growth and job creation.
This appropriation is onetime and is available until spent. The appropriation shall fund the
work of African Economic Development Solutions, the Asian Economic Development
Association, the Dayton's Bluff Community Council, and the Asian Economic Development
Center in a collaborative approach to economic development that is effective with smaller,
culturally diverse communities that seek to increase the productivity and success of new
immigrant and minority populations living and working in the community. Programs shall
provide minority business growth and capacity building that generate wealth and jobs
creation for local residents and business owners on the East Side of St. Paul.
new text end

new text begin In fiscal year 2019 ESEC shall use funds to share its integrated service model and
evolving collaboration principles with civic and economic development leaders in greater
Minnesota communities which have diverse populations similar to the East Side of St. Paul.
ESEC shall submit a report of activities and program outcomes, including quantifiable
measures of success annually to the house of representatives and senate committees with
jurisdiction over economic development.
new text end