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Let's Talk Economy and Employment!

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Trivia Time:

Transportation makes our economy go!

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It's a part of how people get to work, shop, visit the doctor and much more.

Businesses of all kinds depend on reliable transportation

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for their workers, customers and the movement of goods.

Qualified workers aren't always easy to come by

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and estimates predict a work shortage of 239,000 people by 2022.

We need dependable transportation!

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Not only to attract workers, but to help employed people keep their jobs.

Everybody shares the cost of transportation.

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Car and truck drivers pay fuel taxes, vehicle registration and sales tax.

There are taxes and fees paid by air, waterway and rail transports as well.

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And even bus riders pay a fare.

With so many jobs and businesses depending on transportation, it needs to be afforable, safe and convenient for everyone!

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Looking Ahead

How can transportation better serve workers and businesses better in Minnesota?