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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 3/30/17

Economic growth

Duluth News TribuneWhile Minnesota and Wisconsin populations grow, Twin Ports remains stagnant

West Central TribuneEmerging arts economy offers nearly $1 million impact in Renville County

Hutchinson LeaderFind out what Minnesota manufacturing executives think

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Gets First Medtech-Specific Startup Accelerator Program

The UptakeBig Goals, Little Progress on Fighting Poverty in MN

See our commentary on this here.

Employment

Star TribuneHorizon Roofing lures workers with higher pay, training, as industry embraces apprenticeships

Knox Radio: MN Unemployment

MPR NewsWhy do employers struggle to keep employees of color?

MPR NewsSolar jobs on the rise in Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneRegional report shows the most people working, rejoining labor market in nearly 30 years

Twin Cities BusinessBuffalo Wild Wings HQ to Shed 132 Jobs

Owatonna People’s PressMixed numbers on unemployment across the region

Finance & CommerceMinnesota has more job openings than job seekers

Star TribuneLatest sign of Minnesota’s ultra-tight job scene: Vacancy rate climbs 16 percent

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota’s tight job market continues, job vacancies up 16 percent

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Survey Reveals 114,000 Job Vacancies in Late 2017

Waseca County NewsReport: Solar jobs in Minn. jumped 113% over 2 years

Mankato Free PressJob vacancies soar 34 percent in local area

See our commentary on this here.

Agriculture

Albert Lea TribuneMinnesota ag has much to lose in U.S.-China trade spat

University of MinnesotaFarm Incomes Take Another Dip in 2017

Faribault Daily NewsPreserving our farming heritage and investing in the future

Taxes and spending

Pioneer PressJohn Spry: For Minnesota, a tax cut or a tax hike?

Pioneer PressRaises worth $287 million coming to Minnesota’s state workers

Mining

Duluth News TribuneNational View: Minnesotans of all politics uniting to protect BWCAW

See our commentary on this here.

Federal taxes

Star TribuneVice President Mike Pence: Our policies are working for Minnesotans

Minnesota DailyVice President Mike Pence visits Minneapolis to talk tax cuts

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

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