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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/2/17

Economic development

Minn PostSolar flare-up: new Trump tariffs inject 10,000 watts of uncertainty into one of Minnesota’s fastest growing industries

Star Tribune: Tariff on foreign-made solar products could cost Minnesota jobs

Mankato Free PressHousley tours region to focus on economic gain

Owatonna People’s Press: Tim Penny: Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem

WJON: Three cheers for craft beer: Federal government approves a tax break

MPR NewsDayton urges release of more Amazon bid details

Marshall IndependentState’s $2 million grant boosts Marshall industrial park project

See our commentary on this here.

Economic growth

Twin Cities BusinessEconomic Optimism Highest in More Than Six Years

Pioneer PressGlobal trade is critical to state and national economies

The News TribuneMidwest economy: January state-by-state glance

St Cloud TimesDespite Electrolux blow, good news on the economy

See our commentary on this here.


Grand Rapids Herald Review: Sportsmen: Polymet’s proposed sulfide mine will kill jobs, burden taxpayers

See our commentary on this here

Labor market

Star Tribune: Articles on worker shortages ignored direct care providers

MPR NewsElectrolux closing St. Cloud plant next year, taking about 900 jobs

Star Tribune: Accenture plans to add 400 Minneapolis jobs by 2020

See our commentary on this here.


Owatonna People’s PressTime to make changes in taxes at the state level

Super Bowl LII

New York TimesWindfall for Super Bowl Hosts? Economists Say It’s Overstated

MPR NewsSuper Super Bowl economic impact? Depends who you ask

ObserverWill Hosting the Super Bowl Add Up for Minneapolis?


Feed NavigatorStudy shows feed industry is a key driver of economic activity in the US

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




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