Latest Posts





Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 6/8/18

Economic development

Faribault Daily NewsInfrastructure bill a big win for Minnesotans, Hwy. 14 finally funded

Minn PostWind energy: new revenue, new jobs, new hope

Owatonna People’s PressOwatonna to host the State of Manufacturing Event in June

The GlobeSeveral southwest Minnesota communities are officially ‘Opportunity Zones’

Enbridge 3

Star Tribune: Enbridge makes new pledges as a decision on its proposed pipeline nears

State taxes

KEYCNew Tax Reform: Becoming Familiar With Your Taxes

Economic growth

Rochester Post BulletinMidwest economy: May state-by-state glance

Star TribuneMidwest manufacturing index hits 14-year high

Albert Lea TribuneReport: Midwest economy is still steaming ahead


Star Tribune: Minnesota firms brace for retaliation as potential trade war looms

Pioneer PressEditorial: Appreciating our ports — and Minnesota’s investment in them

Star Tribune: Accelerating trade war to throw Minnesota hog farmers into the red

Star Tribune: Trump’s tariffs hurt Minnesota, U.S.

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s Trade Office hires promoters in seven parts of the world

Finance & CommerceMinnesota opens 7 foreign trade offices

Labor market

Star Tribune: Dean Foods to close Thief River Falls milk plant, lay off 52 workers

Mankato Free PressOur View: Low wages continue to plague area

WCCOShould St. Paul Raise Its Minimum Wage?

Federal taxes

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalTax on big paychecks may pinch Minnesota health care providers

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




Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Annual Dinner Featuring Candace Owens

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    From Brexit to Blexit… Britain’s exit from the European Union has not been smooth sailing. Since the leave date has been pushed back to October, Nigel Farage is now running for a seat in the European Parliament. That election date is May 23 which has forced him to cancel all American speaking engagements, including our Annual Dinner. Center of the American Experiment is pleased to announce that Candace Owens, the founder of the Blexit movement and host of The Candace Owens Show, will now be presenting the keynote address at our 2019 Annual Dinner on May 18. We are excited…

    Register Now
  • The Diversity Delusion

    Location: Hilton Minneapolis 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Please join Center of the American Experiment on Wednesday, April 24th at the Hilton Hotel for a lunch forum with Heather Mac Donald as she discusses her new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.  Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race…

    Register Now