Latest Posts





Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 9/20/19

Twin Cities BusinessWhat to Know Now: Pause on PolyMet Permits, General Mills’ Q1 Sales Dip

State and local taxes and spending

Wadena Pioneer JournalLower property taxes in Wadena County? Commissioner believes he may have the winning formula

Mankato Free PressMnDOT faces budget challenges locally, statewide

Star TribuneSt. Paul school board eyes property tax levy increase of up to 5%, raises its pay

Sun Post: Letter: Minnesota is failing its taxpayers

Austin Daily HeraldCouncil approves 2020 tax levy, proposed budget; Levy will see an increase of just over 4 percent

Rochester Post BulletinPine Island taxes going down despite increase in levy

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota counties receive nearly $36 million in PILT payments

Hutchinson LeaderMcLeod County sales tax approved for road repairs


Star TribuneWalz says Japan can’t pick up US-China trade war slack

MPR NewsWalz recaps Asia trip focused on fostering Minnesota ties

Fox 9Walz: Asian trade trip earned ‘momentum,’ no new jobs deals

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota exports at $5.7 billion in second quarter

Brainerd DispatchLike Russia grain embargo of 1980s, China trade war again taking its toll on farmers

Economic development

KIMT3Speech to Text for Economic Development Workshop

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Adding value where it counts

Star TribuneMinnesota grows business, jobs as it greens the local economy

Labor market

Star TribuneMinnesota econ development chief has a big job-training issue on his hands

Twin Cities BusinessStudy Finds Apprenticeships Are on the Rise in Minnesota

The Caledonia ArgusHuge challenges, opportunities for students, workers and employers

Finance & CommerceUnemployment rate dips to 3.3%, though manufacturing slips

Star TribuneShortage of workers continues to affect job growth in Minnesota

WCCOMinnesota Jobs: Unemployment Rate Decreases To 3.3% In August

KEYCMinnesota State University, Mankato, business partners receive MN Job Skills Partnership grants

Finance & CommerceRebranded CareerForce is all about finding the right job


WNAXMinnesota Farm Bureau Talks Tough Farm Economy in D.C.

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




Upcoming Events

  • 2020 Annual Dinner Featuring Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Location: Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom 1301 2nd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

    American President: The Unorthodox Approach to Politics that Changed the World. Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidant of the President, Sanders advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sanders was at the President’s side, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and staffing the President on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sanders is only the third woman and the first mother to hold the job of…

    Register Now