St. Paul-based 3M is weighing
plans to spend $29 million to upgrade its Ames plant with new equipment and
added manufacturing capacity, The Des Moines Register reported. The company is
seeking approximately $1.3 million in tax credits through Iowa's High Quality
Jobs program. The Iowa Economic Development Authority board will consider the
request today at its monthly meeting. Click
here to read a Register roundup of other projects to be
considered by the board.