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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/24/17

Economic Development

Brainerd DispatchRep. Kresha congratulates Royalton on economic growth grant

Twin Cities Business: Beyond the Headquarters – Minnesota’s fortunes are also due to businesses based elsewhere

WJON: Royalton receives State grant to develop industrial park

Pope County TribunePope County receives $4.9 million state grant for broadband internet access expansion

MPR NewsMinnesota announces $26 million in high-speed internet grants

Marshall IndependentBalaton, Milroy awarded broadband grant funding

Duluth News TribuneRural Minnesota gets $26 million broadband boost

Crookston TimesMinnesota announces $26M in high-speed internet grants

Brainerd DispatchBaxter City Council: Agrees to join Unified Fund

Albert Lea TribuneCelebrate small business, support economy

Bemidji PioneerGreater Minnesota housing problem: too much risk

See our commentary on this here.

Jobs

Mesabi Daily News: As Range see historic job rates, filling positions is still a struggle

Star TribuneLoggers and truckers sue Xcel Energy over proposed shutdowns of plants

Sioux City JournalSeaboard Triumph Foods hits the 1,100 employees mark

Bemidji PioneerPacking plant offers temporary homes to new employees

Economic growth

Star TribuneMinnesota officials to present economic forecast

For more information about the Minnesota economy, see out new report, The State of Minnesota’s Economy: 2017.

Agriculture

McLeod County ChronicleThe importance of poultry to Minnesota economy

Brownfield Ag News for America: Minnesota FSA director prepared for down farm economy

WNAXMinnesota Farm Group President Has Concerns With Tax Reform Legislation

Green energy

St. Cloud Times: House tax bill threatens wind energy industry

See our commentary on this here.

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

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