“Four Class I railroads privately invested more than $500 million in safety and capital improvements in Minnesota in 2015 alone. That’s a big number—more than a quarter of the state’s 2015 budget surplus.”

Matt Kramer is President of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, Kramer served with Governor Tim Pawlenty as both his Chief of Staff and as Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. He was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Control Data Systems, which in 1999 was acquired by British Telecom.

Kramer has a B.S. from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. from Bethel University and a doctorate from Creighton University.

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