Skip to main content

Navarre Corp. lays off 150 before moving out of Minn.

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Navarre Corporation in New Hope sent layoff notices to nearly 150 employees Friday. The e-commerce services provider is moving its operations out of state at the end of the summer.

Last month, the Business Journal reported that Minnesota competed to keep Navarre here, but lost the bid to Ohio.

A unit of Navarre, SpeedFC, has operated in the Columbus region since 2006 and became a division of Navarre in November.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority extended an eight-year, 50 percent tax credit to SpeedFC in return for the company's pledge to create 250 jobs with an annual payroll of $6 million.

Navarre plans to build a $5.3 million facility, expanding its operations by 500,000 square feet.

The last day for the company's Minnesota employees is June 10, KSTP reports.

Next Up

Image from iOS (2)

Urban Outfitters store in Uptown to close

A number of national chains have departed Uptown in recent years.

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 6.41.22 AM

USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony

It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year

The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.

ambulance

One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169

The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.

minneapolis police

Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.30.08 AM

Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

state capitol Minnesota

Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

281699116_10226502238438986_800951410789352812_n

Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Related

Video game maker lays off Minn. workers

California-based Activision, which produces games including the blockbuster hit "Call of Duty," has announced plans to lay off 31 employers at its Eden Prairie and Bloomington offices just three days after Christmas, KSTP reports.

Tony webster

CenturyLink to lay off 150 workers in Minnesota

The cable and internet giant confirmed the cuts at the weekend.