Carla Nelson Receives CGMC Legislator of Distinction Award
ST. PAUL — Sen. Carla Nelson was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Owatonna for her positive impact on economic development policy.
Sen. Nelson, a Republican from Rochester, is serving her first term in the Minnesota Senate. Sen. Nelson served as the chief Senate author of the Angel Investment Tax Credit enhancement bill. The vast majority of the original Angel tax credit had been going to the seven county metro area.
Sen. Nelson’s Angel Investment tax credit enhancement is designed to support high tech/bio tech small business growth and investment in greater Minnesota. “Sen. Nelson successfully moved this bill through both the Senate Jobs and Tax Committees, despite opposition from the committee chairs and several committee members,” said CGMC President Alan Oberloh, Mayor of Worthington. “Her strong advocacy conveyed the importance of this provision to small business development in Greater Minnesota and her skilled legislative touch ensured it was included in the final omnibus tax bills.”
“I was pleased that my provision was included in the tax bill this year and had hoped the governor would sign the bill to allow small businesses in greater Minnesota to benefit from these provisions. I look forward to continued advocacy for this important balance of state resources,” said Senator Nelson.
The CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 77 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.
For more information regarding the Angel Investor Tax Credit, please visit http://bit.ly/MNPqbY to see Sen. Nelson explain the benefits of the legislation.