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Sun Post: Klobuchar, Phillips laud small business center after $1M federal allocation

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Two members of Minnesota’s federal legislative delegation visited Brooklyn Park March 19 to celebrate new financing for the Small Business Development and Acceleration Center project, which is being constructed in the Northwind Plaza mall. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Dean Phillips spoke in front of the mall, located at the corner of West Broadway and Brooklyn Boulevard, after the project was recen...

CCX News: Federal Funding Secured for Brooklyn Park Small Business Center

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Congress has approved a funding bill that includes funds for a small business incubator planned in Brooklyn Park. The $1.5 trillion House Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package includes a wide range of projects across the country, including funds for infrastructure and public safety. Locally, $1 million was requested for the Brooklyn Park small business center, which will be located at vacant stor...

Phillips Secures Critical Investments for Minnesota

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Washington, D.C. — Tonight, Rep. Dean Phillips voted to pass the bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package, H.R. 2471, which provides funding for economic development, infrastructure and public safety projects in Minnesota while addressing some of our nation’s biggest challenges. Rep Phillips: “Tonight our Congress passed legislation to fund police, child care, Pell Grants, Head Start, bor...

Phillips, Zimmern talk restaurant relief in new video

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Minnetonka, MN — Rep. Dean Phillips and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern have released a new video in support of the expansion of restaurant aid in upcoming negotiations in Congress around COVID relief. Over the past two years, Rep. Phillips has worked with organizations like the Independent Restaurant Coalition to highlight challenges faced by restaurant owners and other businesses reliant on publi...

Phillips Applauds Department of Interior's Cancellation of Twin Metals Mining Leases

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MINNETONKA, MN - Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) applauded the Department of Interior’s announcement canceling two hard rock mineral leases adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). The Interior Department’s Office of the Solicitor found the Twin Metals leases were improperly renewed by the Department in 2019. “Minerals, jobs, and Minnesota's clean water and natural environme...

Phillips Secures Funding for Critical 494 Bridge Repairs

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MINNETONKA, MN — Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that critical repairs for the I-494 bridge over the Minnesota River were included in the first round of bridge investments headed to Minnesota from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Phillips helped pass the bipartisan infrastructure law, which will deliver $60.4 million to Minnesota bridge projects in FY 2022 alone, ...

Business Journals: Will 2022 bring another round of small-business relief funding? Congress is working on a deal

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Small businesses struggling in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may get another round of relief — but not as much as they hoped for. Rep. Dean Phillips, R-Minn, who has pushed for additional grant funding for the Restaurant Relief Fund and for the gyms, hotels and live events industries, said he remained optimistic about Congress passing a new, targeted relief package for those industries. While some...

Phillips to Minnesota Leaders: Carve Out Surplus Funds for Small Business Aid

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Washington, D.C. — This week, Rep. Dean Phillips sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, and Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller calling for the state’s leaders to use the state’s massive surplus to provide aid to the states small business. The Congressman specifically mentioned as needed targets for aid industries which rely on in-person service or gatherings, inclu...