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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/2/18

Economic development

Hudson Star-ObserverEditorial: Manufacturing for a strong future

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Mining for support

MPR NewsWhy it’s a good economic bet to invest in early childhood

Labor market

WatchdogHiring by Twin Cities employers dipped over past year, LinkedIn study finds

WCCOMinnesota’s Unemployment Rate About As Low As It Can Get

KELOMinnesota loses 88,000 jobs to China since 2001

Pioneer PressB Kyle: With St. Paul’s minimum wage, beware the harm to small-business people

KROC: How much tighter can Rochester’s labor market get?

WCCOAmid Low Unemployment, More Incentives Offered To Seasonal Workers

Agriculture

Crookston TimesViewpoint: Elevate farms and food to strengthen Greater Minnesota economy

Mining

MPR NewsMining, environmental concerns put Boundary Waters on the ballot — and the airwaves

Mesabi Daily News: Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss

Mesabi Daily News: Pro-miners rally in Hibbing and Duluth

The Virginian-PilotDivisive Minnesota mine wins permits, but faces challenges

Brainerd DispatchPolyMet copper mine clears major hurdle with state permits

Economic growth

Twin Cities BusinessSmall Business Owners Are Bullish on Banking

Star TribuneMinnesota manufacturers still growing, but at slowest pace in 22 months

Finance & CommerceReport: Midwest economy expands despite tariff concerns

MPR NewsTariffs, trade tensions, rising rates trim economic optimism

State and local taxes

Pioneer Press: John Spry: Oppose Minnesota’s undemocrtaic single-payer health plan proposal

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

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