Emerson Division Plans To Add 400 Jobs

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) -- A division of Emerson Electronics Co. is asking for state and local financial incentives to bring 500 jobs to a vacant plant in Shakopee (SHAHK'-oh-pee).

Emerson's proposal to the city says the company would bring 400 new jobs and about 100 transfers to a facility built by ADC Telecommunications, but never occupied. Emerson Process Management Rosemount says about 300 of the positions would be salaried and 200 would be hourly wage jobs. Emerson estimated average annual wages for the jobs at $55,000 to $64,000.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Emerson is asking the city, Scott County and the state for an assistance package totaling about $6 million, including tax abatements and matching funds for construction.

The Shakopee City Council plans to consider the request Tuesday.