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Minnesota Recovery Act State Memo

Minnesota has substantial natural resources, including biomass, wind power, and is a large ethanol producer. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is making a meaningful down payment on the nation’s energy and environmental future. The Recovery Act investments in Minnesota are supporting abroad range of clean energy projects, from energy efficiency and the smart grid to solar and wind, geothermal power, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Through these investments, Minnesota’s businesses, universities, national labs, non‐profits, and local governments are creating quality jobs today and positioning Minnesota to play an important role in the new energy economy of the future.