Growing Jobs, Business, Parks and Infrastructure

Growing Jobs & Businesses

Making the process of starting a business easier was one Matt’s main focuses as Mayor. Under his leadership Lakeville saw 9.4% business growth as he streamlined the meeting and application requirements. Bureaucracy should not get in the way of great entrepreneurs and Matt is committed to making sure we are doing everything we can to promote good jobs and opportunities. At the legislature, Matt has maintained a pro-business approach by supporting workforce development that keeps Minnesota competitive. Of all his achievements, Matt is still most proud of getting a Chipotle to open in Lakeville.


Chipotle to open in Lakeville

Construction to begin this spring


Matt voted for over $1 billion dollars of tax cuts that went back to the hard working people in the district. That included tax cuts for middle income earners, business property tax levies, farmers, homesteads and a larger social security tax subtraction. Matt strongly believes we can invest responsibly in the future of the state without overburdening taxpayers. He knows that the taxpayers in District 58 want value for every dollar sent to St. Paul. That means investing wisely and prudently in important programs, and keeping taxes low whenever possible.


Parks & Infrastructure

Matt knows two of Minnesota’s best investments are it’s parks and infrastructure. As mayor, he built and maintained great parks that fostered vibrant communities, and higher property values. Matt also knows that a healthy business climate, demands good roads and bridges to expand access to jobs and develop a modern transportation system. Infrastructure projects create economic opportunities across the state, make things safer for transporting goods and reduce the length of your commute.


Dakota County seeks additional $9 million to update Byllesby Dam

In 3 years, the projected cost of updating Dakota County's 110-year-old Byllesby Dam has risen by the millions.

OPINION EXCHANGE | For the good of the region, counties must support the Orange Line by Sept. 2

Reliable, frequent bus rapid transit along Interstate 35W is part of a vision for a busy corridor.

Local Development

As the former Mayor of Lakeville, Matt knows the people best equipped to address the everyday needs of cities and townships are the folks on local councils and boards. Matt’s beliefs have not changed in the State Senate, and he has continued to support money for municipal aid and projects that develop local economies like the I-35 Orange Line extension into Lakeville and the expansion of the Kenrick Park & Ride. He has also secured funding for crucial improvements to the Dennison Sewage Treatment and Byllsby Dam projects.


Little advocates for local bonding bill projects

In preparation for a bonding bill-focused legislative session, Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, organized a Senate District 58 bonding tour Monday, Jan. 13, to meet with local leaders and tour several

Ames Arena looking to upgrade

Sen. Matt Little introduces legislation to secure funds