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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 10/18/19

State and local taxes

Minn Post: Yes, Minnesota tax collections are up. No, the state shouldn’t go spending the money just yet, say officials

The Heartland Institute: Research & Commentary: Minnesota should not hike gas tax to fund infrastructure

International Falls JournalPublic lands assist Koochiching County taxpayers, again

The Neighbor1st-quarter state tax collections in Minnesota reach $6.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

Pioneer PressYour property taxes explained in four charts and a map

Pioneer PressHow much would St. Paul property taxes go up — if at all — if ‘no’ votes prevail on trash?

Mankato Free PressOur View: North Mankato should approve local sales tax

Aitkin Independent AgePushing for a tax change to keep rural communities thriving

Bemidji PioneerWalz to launch first ‘bonding tour’ by governor; $5.3B sought for public works projects

Labor market

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Job vacancies increase to 146,513 in second quarter of 2019

Star TribuneHiring froze again last month in Minnesota

KROC: Almost Zero Job Growth But Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Drops

Trade

Detroit Lakes Online‘Waiting is not in the interest of the American economy’: Business leaders echo Trump’s push for USMCA

Duluth News TribuneAhead of rally, Pence touts Trump’s trade deal in Twin Cities suburb

Economic development

Star TribuneWhy do so many Fortune 500 companies call Minnesota home?

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota GOP Chairwoman’s View Column: Replacing Line 3 is what’s best for Minnesotans, the environment

Star TribuneTwin Cities Startup Week, last year’s diversity initiatives working, looks outstate

Star TribuneCounterpoint: Enbridge’s Line 3 is necessary

Crow River Media: Commentary: Legislature should create funding to spur ag innovation

KTOESmall Business Development Center Receives $274,000 Minnesota DEED grant

Agriculture

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota Farmers Union, region’s lawmakers counter Sonny Perdue’s pessimistic outlook

Economic growth

Minn Post: How well is Minnesota government prepared to weather the next recession?

WBURTapping Into Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalHow Minnesota companies use environmental practices to cultivate business growth

Aitkin AgeStarting a business in Aitkin County

Winona Daily NewsBankers survey shows improved rural economy in October

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

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