Department of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces $250,000 in Technology Zone Tax Credits to Sajan, Inc.

Jamie Wall, Department of Commerce, 608-267-0770

Ethnie Groves, Office of the Governor,

Angie Truttman, Sajan, Inc., 877-426-9505

Award Will Help Company Construct, Equip a New Facility;
Project Will Create, Retain Jobs in St. Croix County

RIVER FALLS – During his tour of Northwest Wisconsin today,
Governor Jim Doyle announced that Sajan, Inc. will receive $250,000 in
Technology Zone tax credits, helping the company create and retain jobs and
make a major investment in its workplace.

“As Governor, I have made economic development a top
priority of my Administration. Through my Grow Wisconsin plan, we have
worked to foster the growth of businesses statewide, create high-wage,
high-end jobs for our citizens, and build a strong economy from the ground
up,” Governor Doyle said. “Our hard work is starting to pay off. In the
past 12 months, we’ve created more jobs than any of our Midwestern

“It’s clear that our strategy of focusing on upgrading our
industries and competing at the high end is making an impact, but we still
have much more work to do,” Governor Doyle said. “Today, we are taking the
next steps forward in our efforts to grow our economy by helping Sajan keep
and create jobs here in Wisconsin and make a new investment in the community
of River Falls.”

Sajan, Inc. will invest $2.3 million to construct and equip
a new facility in River Falls. The award will help the company create 36
new jobs and retain approximately 31 jobs.

“We are grateful for Governor Doyle’s assistance and
commitment to a better business climate,” said Shannon Zimmerman, President
and CEO of Sajan, Inc. “The receipt of the tax benefit will allow Sajan,
Inc. to better serve the Wisconsin business community.”

Wisconsin’s Technology Zone program is an economic
development initiative that helps stimulate the growth of businesses that
are locating or expanding in one of eight technology zones statewide. Under
the program, tax credits are made available to businesses that are
commercializing technology or using advanced manufacturing techniques to
retain or create jobs in Wisconsin.

Sajan, Inc. translates complex and technical product
instructions into other languages and provides custom software to help
businesses communicate with foreign customers. The company has successfully
translated approximately 40 languages and has the capacity to translate any
language upon request. Sajan, Inc. is a leader in global communication
management technology and language translation services.

Sajan, Inc. is part of the I-94 Technology Zone, which
provides incentives for high-tech growth in biotechnology, computer and
electronic technologies, and information technologies, among others. The
zone includes the counties of Polk, St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, and
Eau Claire.

For more information about Wisconsin’s Technology Zone
program, contact Amy Cumblad at the Department of Commerce at 608-266-2688.