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Dayton promises restraint in trying to lure Amazon

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Governor Mark Dayton says any attempt to use state tax dollars to convince Amazon to build a $5 billion headquarters in Minnesota would be "restrained" because of the importance of homegrown competitors Best Buy and Target.

The Governor says he called the CEOs at Target and Best Buy last week to reassure them of their companies' importance to Minnesota. 

The Star Tribune reports that Governor Dayton says both companies have expressed concern about using tax dollars to lure a competitor to Minnesota. 

Dayton has asked the Department of Employment and Economic Development.. to put together a proposal for Amazon.

The online retail giant is looking for a place to locate a second headquarters, which is prompting some states to offer expensive incentive packages.

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