Hyde Development plans to invests about $1 million in renovations of the building.
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State regulators allowed the incentive because of a change in formula for an existing solar credit.
Government said it will seek ideas from employers.
HabitAware, which won the Minnesota Cup new-business competition this week, also was the top vote getter in the the semi-final round of the MEDA minority-business challenge.
The financial software firm raised $14 million in an earlier round.