01-0825R

RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE SOFTCENTER STRATEGIC PLAN DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2001, AND SUPPORTING THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR USE OF LEGISLATIVE FUNDING FOR THE DULUTH TECHNOLOGY VILLAGE.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officials hereby endorse the SoftCenter strategic plan dated September 20, 2001, and support the preliminary budget for the use of legislative funding for the Duluth Technology Village as requested by the administration and endorsed by Commissioner Rebecca Yanisch of the Minnesota department of trade and economic development.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution endorsees the strategic actions as outlined in "A Report on Strategic Options for SoftCenter Duluth" and establishes the preliminary breakout of legislative funds as follows:
 
Marketing $ 50,000
Consulting services $150,000
Relocation assistance $300,000
Total $500,000