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Incentives Scorecard: Minnesota Touts ‘Snowbate’ to Lure Productions

Minnesota, home of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is also the land of two local incentives, alongside a statewide “Snowbate” incentive. The North Star State also lures filmmaking with its legendary Mall of America; rugged, timbered wilderness; Guthrie Theater; and an assortment of natural and urban landscapes.

Incentives
25% State “Snowbate” incentive
$1m Minimum spending to qualify for “Snowbate,” or
60% Shooting days in Minnesota outside the Twin Cities with minimum spending of $100,000
20% Rebate with $100,000 minimum spending ($50,000 for post)
15% Minnesota local “Maple Lake” rebate
20% Northeastern Minnesota local rebate

Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.

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