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Regional Acceleration Center designed as catalyst for prosperity and growth

Business and community leaders Friday celebrated the opening of the new headquarters for contractor Thor Cos., a $36 million building they say is ushering in a revitalization of Minneapolis’ North Side.

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and block party for the Regional Acceleration Center (RAC), at the southeast corner of Plymouth and Penn avenues. Founder Richard Copeland and CEO Ravi Norman, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and others spoke at the event.

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