ST. PAUL — A troubled job-creation project created a decade ago is set to expire in 2015, and businesses on the Range won’t seem to miss it.
The Job Opportunity Building Zone, known as JOBZ and enacted in 2003 and launched in 2004 by former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, gave tax breaks to start-ups or companies that wanted to expand that were within 10 job zones in the state. The program is set to expire Dec. 31, 2015, and if Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget passes, a new program will start to take its place this year.