The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded redevelopment grants for seven projects that are expected to create 244 jobs and retain another 800 jobs.
The $2,700,000 in grants were awarded under the agency's Redevelopment Grant Program to prepare blighted sites that will be redeveloped in Chatfield, Duluth, Fridley, Minneapolis, St. Cloud and St. Paul.
The city of Chatfield was awarded just over $233,000 to help pay for infrastructure costs associated with the Twiford Area commercial redevelopment project. The project will create four jobs and increase the tax base by over $38,000. The city will provide matching funds.