CompTIA requests FirstNet feedback

MHTA – Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed into law the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012” which included $7 billion to build a nationwide wireless long term evolution emergency communications network. It also included grant funding for cities and municipalities for building-out the network.

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May 21, 2012 | Comments Off on CompTIA requests FirstNet feedback

SciTechsperience reaches intern goal

MHTA – Minnesota’s new program aimed at expanding the talent pool available to Minnesota science and technoloy companies is off to a strong start. SciTechsperience has matched 60 college students with small and medium-sized companies eligible for the state-backed program.

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May 21, 2012 | Comments Off on SciTechsperience reaches intern goal

Robotics industry off to a strong 2012

MHTA – Robotics companies are once again enjoying one of the industry’s strongest opening quarters ever, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

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May 18, 2012 | Comments Off on Robotics industry off to a strong 2012

State exports set record

MHTA – Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached a record $20.3 billion last year, beating the previous record of $19.2 billion in 2008, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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May 16, 2012 | Comments Off on State exports set record

Dayton vetoes tax bill

MHTA – Before the Legislature adjourned last week, legislators made one last effort to pass a tax bill that might garner the Governor’s support. It included a number of provisions for which MHTA members have been advocating to strengthen Minnesota’s technology and innovation economy.

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May 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Dayton vetoes tax bill


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