Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 11/12/21

Labor market

KNSI: How Will the Vaccine Mandate Impact an Already Tight Labor Market?

KSTP: DEED reports highest number of job openings in at least 20 years

Star Tribune: Study finds Minneapolis and St. Paul minimum wage increases led to loss of restaurant jobs

Twin Cities Business: Higher Wages, Fewer Workers?

KTOE: Minneapolis Fed Reserve: Minimum Wage Increases Leading To Less Restaurant Jobs

Willmar Radio: Study shows raising minimum wage led to jobs being cut in Mpls, St. Paul

State and local taxes and spending

West Central Tribune: Block 25 TIF for downtown apartment project approved by Willmar City Council

Minnesota Reformer: ‘Infrastructure week is finally here’ in Minnesota, led by $4.5 billion for roads

KPVI: What Minnesota will get under new infrastructure bill

Economic development

Alexandria Echo Press: Extension’s retail trade study helps Alexandria area shape its economic future

Economic growth

KTOE: Explore MN: State looks to gain from opening northern border for tourists

WDIO: Duluth tourism stronger than expected in August, September