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Lockheed to close Eagan facility by 2013; 1,000 jobs to be lost

There are 144 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 17, 2010, titled Lockheed to close Eagan facility by 2013; 1,000 jobs to be lost. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Lockheed Martin said this morning it is closing its Eagan facility by 2013, a move that will affect about 1,000 jobs.

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I love Minneapolis

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Nov 18, 2010
Again, people:
If it was a decision based on the tax climate, these jobs would be in South Dakota or Mississipi, wouldn't they?

It simply does not make sense that they would move jobs to NY and CA if txes were the issue...

....and calling someone a poopy head leberal will not change this fact.
jw in the grove

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Nov 18, 2010
RIOT wrote:
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I think Skip said it like we all feel. Another company leaving Minnesota. Why? Is it because we have politicians that look after the interests of the citizens?
do they look after them on the way to the unemployement line? you should tell the laid off people this im sure they will not really agree with you as theylose their house.

Since: Dec 08

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Nov 18, 2010
Sad news. These are very good jobs that will have negative ripple effect to this area.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Nov 18, 2010
Too bad these guys could not have waited until the Conservatives took over St. Paul and could do something to make this State more business friendly. But of course they see a guy like Dayton as the next gov and they move their business elsewhere. Nice.
Small Business Owner

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Nov 18, 2010
Fox Now,
Many of these jobs are moving to HIGHER tax states (Ca and NY). kinda messes with your fox news world view doesn't it.
Small Business Owner

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Nov 18, 2010
You know if business taxes were the most important variable in company location Wyoming would be overrun with businesses wouldn't it?

This move by Lockheed is business consolidation in tough economic times, some kneejerk Fox news types read negative politics into everything they see. A shame for Eagan, but companies come, companies go and change.

Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#32 Nov 18, 2010
Bree wrote:
There are plenty of jobs in Minnesota. This shouldn't be a problem.
Explain that to the 7.1% of Minnesotans looking for a job.
Realist

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Nov 18, 2010
I have not yet read any of the comments but I'm willing to bet it's already a political debate.

Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#34 Nov 18, 2010
Small Business Owner wrote:
Fox Now,
Many of these jobs are moving to HIGHER tax states (Ca and NY). kinda messes with your fox news world view doesn't it.
Well taxes wasn't the reason for the move, but it's also incorrect to say they are moving to higher tax states. Minnesota has higher corporate tax rates then either CA or NY
Harry Reid

Minnetonka, MN

#35 Nov 18, 2010
The nature of defence contracting is to have divisions in each congressional district. This "bacon" is then credited to the politician who votes for the appropriation to provide jobs in their state. Amy and Al don't like military spending so a more receptive state will get the business, while we "spread it around" to more deserving 'victim' tax consumers instead of tax payers.
Phil

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Nov 18, 2010
There sure are some incredibly stupid people that post on these boards. Unless you know some facts or have some data, DON"T MAKE COMMENTS YOU HAVE NO DATA TO SUPPORT. Nowhere is this article or in the Star Tribunes does it say it was because of taxes nor being close to a military airport nor do they blame Obama. So STFU until you have the facts.
Bush

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Nov 18, 2010
Miss me yet?
Seeker

Tempe, AZ

#38 Nov 18, 2010
Phil wrote:
There sure are some incredibly stupid people that post on these boards. Unless you know some facts or have some data, DON"T MAKE COMMENTS YOU HAVE NO DATA TO SUPPORT. Nowhere is this article or in the Star Tribunes does it say it was because of taxes nor being close to a military airport nor do they blame Obama. So **** until you have the facts.
I can remember when newspapers printed the "facts" instead of comments. But that was when schools of journalism graduated reporters instead of liberal lapdogs of the leftwing politicians. Even then, their numbers were very few.
Harry Reid

Minnetonka, MN

#39 Nov 18, 2010
I think Phil may be waiting a while for the Red Star to blame Obama for anything.
StPaul TheNewDetroit

Saint Paul, MN

#40 Nov 18, 2010
Wait until the state cuts come!
Phil

Saint Paul, MN

#41 Nov 18, 2010
StPaul TheNewDetroit wrote:
Wait until the state cuts come!
I doubt we will look like Detroit. We don't have much of the UAW here...
Business Man

Carol Stream, IL

#42 Nov 18, 2010
If you owned a business here and the idiots just elected Mark Dayton governor, wouldn't you leave too?
Not Your Way

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Nov 18, 2010
I love Minneapolis wrote:
Again, people:
If it was a decision based on the tax climate, these jobs would be in South Dakota or Mississipi, wouldn't they?
It simply does not make sense that they would move jobs to NY and CA if txes were the issue...
....and calling someone a poopy head leberal will not change this fact.
It is arrogant urban liberals like you that have put us in the poor business climate we're in. We ARE great if you're searching for welfare benefits and multi-cultural understanding. Unfortunately these things don't produce any income.
Hmmmm

Saint Paul, MN

#45 Nov 18, 2010
Phil wrote:
There sure are some incredibly stupid people that post on these boards. Unless you know some facts or have some data, DON"T MAKE COMMENTS YOU HAVE NO DATA TO SUPPORT. Nowhere is this article or in the Star Tribunes does it say it was because of taxes nor being close to a military airport nor do they blame Obama. So **** until you have the facts.
Go call Sandy Pappas tomorrow and tell her about it. The rest of us don't care nor agree with your typical DFL line of reasoning.
Porkulus

Minneapolis, MN

#46 Nov 18, 2010
Jobless Claims Rise a Bit

The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week, in another reminder of the continued weakness in the labor market.

Initial unemployment claims rose by 2,000 to 439,000 in the week ended Nov. 13, the Labor Department said Thursday in its weekly report. The previous week's figures were revised slightly upward to 437,000 from 435,000.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...





Odd, first thing I noticed was that it didn't say "unexpectedly" like it usually does.
What's changed?

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