Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 1/18/19

State and local taxes

Grand Forks HeraldCities hope state funding will offset future property tax increases

Sun SailorLegislative leaders agree on many priorities but differ on paid family leave and taxes during a TwinWest Chamber discussion in St. Louis Park

Sun FocusNew Brighton Council approves 2019 budget, tax levy

Alexandria Echo: Letter to the editor: Pull-tab charities are overtaxed

Crookston TimesStrandell’s The County Line – There’s more to property taxes than the bottom line

Forest Lake TimesNew taxes not needed

Isanti County NewsA few points of clarification on local option sales tax

WatchdogReport: Minnesota has among worst business, individual tax climates in U.S.

Winona Daily NewsJacob Petraitis: Don’t raise taxes to fight opioid epidemic

Reader’s DigestThe Best (and Absolute Worst) States for Taxes

Labor market

Star TribuneTop tips for older job seekers

Star TribuneMore Minnesotans are working past age 65 than ever

KAALExperts Discuss Rochester’s Changing Workforce

Minn PostMinnesota’s persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

Austin Daily HeraldWorking together to meet pressing workforce needs

Star TribuneMinnesota gets closer to job peak, but companies are still hiring

Pioneer PressMinnesota unemployment steady as state adds 500 jobs. Here’s who’s hiring.

KEYCMankato Leads the Way in Job Growth as Unemployment Holds Steady

KSTPDEED: Minnesota unemployment rate holds steady at 2.8 percent

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Adds 500 Jobs in December, Unemployment Rate Steady at 2.8 Percent


Star TribuneBuffer tax credit, capital expenses deduction high on corn and soybean lobby’s list

Rochester Post BulletinRural bankers in 10 states worry over farm loan defaults

Economic development

Pioneer PressReal World Economics: More gimmicks, this time ‘opportunity zones’

KIMT: Rochester’s Chamber of Commerce economic summit

Rochester Post BulletinEconomic Summit: Rochester outlook is looking good

Mankato Free PressOur View: Mankato: State of City offers opportunity

Economic growth

Bemidji PioneerAn economic power play: Hockey Day Minnesota expected to give Bemidji a boost

KSTPNew survey shows Minnesota manufacturers expecting stable conditions in 2019

Pioneer Press‘Optimistic’ Minnesota manufacturers expect an improving or stable 2019

KIMT: Southeast Minnesota sees growth in construction and services

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