Member Commentary – Businesses looking to utilize the research and development (R&D) credit recently got some welcome news. On June 2, 2014, the IRS published final and temporary regulations regarding a method for R&D credit calculation. Specifically, the taxpayer-favorable regulations remove previous restrictions that prohibited taxpayers from making an alternative simplified credit (ASC) election for a tax year on an amended return, allowing businesses to now more easily maximize R&D credits in open tax years.
New R&D regulations provide opportunities and more flexibility for businesses
Back to school with getSTEM
MHTA – As students and educators go back to school for the year, MHTA is seeking STEM professionals to serve as STEM Ambassadors to help change the world for students and their communities.
Minneapolis to Launch Coding Bootcamps
Starting early next year, City of Minneapolis Employment and Training in partnership with Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) will kick-off an innovative new approach to training workers for in-demand jobs in the growing technology sector by launching a series of Minneapolis Coding Bootcamps. The initiative came at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology and the Wadhwani Foundation.
Minnesota’s Premier Event for Entrepreneurs & Investors on October 1
Registration is open and the full agenda is available for this year’s signature event for Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and investors, to be held on Wednesday, October 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Annual Minnesota Venture & Finance Conference (now in its 28th year) has become one of the strongest such conferences in the country, with over $3.9 billion in capital raised by past conference presenting companies and over 400 attending each year.
DataBank appoints Chief Technology Officer
MHTA- DataBank Holdings, Ltd., a leading super-regional data center colocation and managed services provider, has announced the appointment of Bryan Porter as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Mr. Porter will direct all aspects of DataBank’s engineering and product development.