Dayton hits the road for better economy

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to travel the state to find “opportunities for future economic growth” and identify problems that slow growth.

The Democratic governor, who made Willmar his first stop on the tour Friday, said he plans to meet with business owners, workers and local leaders.

“As Minnesota’s economy continues to recover from one of the worst recessions in our nation’s history, we need to do more to ensure that our state is well positioned to compete in a global economy,” Dayton said. “That means investing in our people, ensuring an enviable workforce, and fostering the natural resources that have been the foundation of our economy.”

Dayton will focus on eight economic sectors: forestry, bioscience, mining, agriculture technology, healthcare technology, information technology, plastics and composites industry and tourism.

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