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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/12/17

Demographics

Fox 9: More people moving to Minnesota after 15-year departure

Economic development

Park Rapids EnterpriseLocal study reveals economic impact of arts

Fairmont SentinelChamber touts policy goals

Asian American PressMinnesota increases state spending with diverse businesses

Star TribuneDespite overall economic health, affordable housing is a priority

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Doctors Contribute $30.5B to State Economy

See our commentary on this here.

Federal taxes

Kare 11: Brooklyn Park Distillery loves Trump tax cuts

Star TribuneMinnesotans could face significant state tax hike next year in wake of federal changes

MPR News: Federal tax changes could have a big price tag in Minnesota

See our commentary on this here

Minimum wage laws

Pioneer PressRestaurant workers tell city Monday how they feel about $15 minimum wage

MPR NewsWalmart raises starting wages, handing out bonuses

See our commentary on this here.

Economic growth

Business NorthState Manufacturers Optimistic About 2018 Economy

Finance & CommerceMinnesota’s manufacturers upbeat about 2018

WCCOSurvey Shows Minnesota Manufactures Are Expecting A Good Year In 2018

Duluth News TribuneVast majority of Minn. manufacturers expecting upbeat year

Northfield NewsMost expect business conditions to improve or stay the same in coming year

The Daily JournalMinnesota manufacturers expecting  upbeat year

Manufacturers NewsMinnesota Manufacturing Job Growth Picks Up Speed

Go MNWalmart raises its minimum wage to $11, hands out bonuses to hourly workers

Minn PostFor the first time in a decade, average wages in Minnesota appear to be increasing

See our commentary on this here.

Agriculture

Star TribuneMinnesota farmers, food stamp users have much on line in next farm bill

Mining

The Daily Yonder: Trump administration resurrects mining lease in N.E. Minnesota

See our commentary on this here

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

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