Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 10/29/21

Economic development

Bemidji Pioneer: Other View: Thanks to Line 3, a windfall was felt by some Minnesota communities this summer

Grand Forks Herald: Airports in North Dakota, Minnesota look toward potential infrastructure dollars

Grand Forks Herald: Letter: Benefits of Line 3 will be long-lasting

Bemidji Pioneer: Reports: Permanent remote work will have lasting impact on US cities

Labor market

The Center Square: Minnesota September job growth higher than U.S. average

Pipestone County Star: Coping with the workforce shortage

WCCO: Desperate To Find More Staff, Some Fast Food Restaurants Recruiting Customers

Star Tribune: Duluth jobs and labor force grew in September

Economic growth

Marketplace: Minnesota restaurants prepare for winter as the pandemic drags on

Mankato Free Press: Some restaurants close, cut back, others going strong

Finance & Commerce: Twin Cities office market gains steam; industrial demand outpaces supply

WCCO: Supply Chain Issues: ‘There Really Are Problems Everywhere,’ Even For Small Companies

State and local taxes and spending

Minn Post: It turns out Minnesota didn’t actually lose any tax money during the COVID recession

KPVI: Tax Foundation report: Minnesota has fifth worst state business tax climate