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SF 3632

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; appropriating money for an enabling design
project.

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

Section 1. new text beginDESIGN PROJECT APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $250,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2009 from the general fund to the Department
of Employment and Economic Development for the construction of a major economic
design project to increase Minnesota's competitiveness by expanding and strengthening
nanotechnology, which is a core enabling technology. The major economic design project
must:
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new text begin (1) assure that the proposed focuses, components, programs, and other elements
are well developed for industrial and academic collaboration in commercialization of
intellectual property;
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new text begin (2) develop mechanisms for grant management and coordination of infrastructure;
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new text begin (3) interface with an emerging independently funded economic impact analysis;
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new text begin (4) assure that information regarding job creation is leveraged;
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new text begin (5) interact with and learn from leading science and technology economic
development initiatives in other states;
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new text begin (6) educate executive and legislative branches of government and selected other
parties about the technological and economic benefits of nanotechnology as an enabling
technology; and
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new text begin (7) develop at least a preliminary implementation plan and timeline for launching
the major economic design project to expand and strengthen Minnesota's nanotechnology.
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new text begin This is a onetime appropriation and is available through June 30, 2009.
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