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David Olson, president of the Minnesota Chamber and keynote speaker to Thursday's Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence luncheon, talked of making Minnesota competitive by holding down taxes and preparing a well-trained workforce. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Minnesota Chamber President Olson: State needs skilled workforce

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Keeping taxes in line and training a 21st century workforce need to be done to keep Minnesota competitive, says Minnesota Chamber President David Olson.


"We know .... Minnesota's competitive advantage has never been taxes, or the weather for that matter," Olson said Thursday. "But we've always been willing and able to pay a little more for our quality of life, which is a good thing."

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