The city of St. Paul gives Greater MSP $125,000 each year to work on regional economic development. But when the City Council heard Wednesday what that has paid for, some members questioned whether the city had been getting its money’s worth.

Greater MSP, a public- private partnership, says it has been involved in the creation of 70 new jobs in the city over the past five years, and has helped retain 1,030 jobs.

 

Council Member Rebecca Noecker called the new job numbers “shockingly low,” noting it equates to $9,000 contributed for each job added. Minneapolis Star Tribune