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Offshoring Minnesota map work angers legislators

April 14, 2009

DAVID SHAFFER
Star Tribune

StarTribune.com - A company hired by the government to create aerial maps of nine counties in southeast Minnesota is doing much of the technical work in India after laying off 10 employees in Maple Grove who had similar skills.

The offshore outsourcing by Aero-Metric Inc., based in Sheboygan, Wis., has angered state legislators who are proposing to spend an additional $5 million from the taxpayer-supported Clean Water Fund to map at least 41 other counties over the next three years.

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