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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 27/10/17

Taxation

Watchdog.orgMinnesota ranked among the worst in the country for business tax climate

See our commentary on this here

Star TribuneTax reform could add up to billions for Minnesota’s biggest companies

Employment

St Cloud TimesSt. Cloud unemployment is lowest in 17 years

Business NorthMinnesota’s job count grows in September

Rochester Post BulletinMinnesota adds 6,400 jobs

Duluth News TribuneState adds 6K jobs in Sept.; unemployment rate down

Voice of AlexandriaState Adds 6,400 Jobs in September

Pioneer PressMake sure that workforce efforts work

MPR NewsClocking out early: Minnesotans don’t want to work so hard after they turn 60

See our commentary on this here

Star TribuneGrowing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers

See more on our Great Jobs project here.

Mining

WDIODFL Governor Candidates Talk Mining, Jobs at Grand Rapids Forum

MPR NewsDayton says he now supports PolyMet copper-nickel mine

Star Tribune: Gov. Mark Dayton comes out in favor of PolyMet copper-nickel mining project

Mesabi Daily News: Balancing the Message – Mining advocates turning to younger generation to support their cause

See our commentary on this here

Minimum wage laws

WCCONegotiations To Continue After SPPS Cafeteria Workers Threaten To Strike

WCCOCafeteria Workers Reach Agreement With St. Paul School District

See our commentary on this here

Enbridge 3

Park Rapids EnterpriseHubbard County would benefit from Line 3 project

Mesabi Daily News: Public hearings provide opportunity to be heard on Line 3 replacement

See our commentary on this here

Manufacturing

Litchfield Independent ReviewMade in Meeker County

See our commentary on this here.

John Phelan is an economist at Center of the American Experiment. 

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