Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 10/30/20

Economic growth

KelolandMinnesota Economist: South Dakota is winning the Border Battle

KSTPMinnesota sees new businesses launching at high rates

KTOEMinnesota Manufacturing Update

Star TribuneDespite political spotlight, Iron Range town still waiting for economic spark

Southernminn.comU.S. Department of Interior efforts added $751 million to Minnesota’s economic output in 2019

Labor market

KFGODepartment of Employment and Economic Development has launched a campaign to help Minnesota job seekers

KROC: Rochester Area Unemployment Rate Has Dropped Over 50% Since May

KAALTVUnemployment rates are dropping across Minnesota, including Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota has more unemployed workers than available jobs

Red Lake nation News: Job Vacancies Decline to 111,753 in Second Quarter of 2020

Wahepton Daily NewsNearly 25 percent less job vacancies in Minnesota than one year ago


Jackson County Pilot: Local farmers, producers stand to benefit from governor’s new plan

State and local taxes and spending

Star TribuneEvery option on table for deficit, Gov. Tim Walz says

Mankato Free PressBonding bill also brought tax relief for farmers

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