Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 11/17/17

Labor laws

Pioneer PressMinnesota Chamber of Commerce sues over Minneapolis minimum wage

WCCOMN Chamber Of Commerce Sues Minneapolis Over $15 Wage

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota Chamber sues Minneapolis over $15 minimum wage ordinance

Chain Store AgeRegulatory Wrap-Up: Taxes in the spotlight

Duluth News TribuneCouncil can avoid pricey legal entanglements

See our commentary on this here.


The Ely EchoEmmer bill clears hurdle; MINER Act passes committee, now heads to U.S. House floor

Duluth News TribuneImprove lives of Minnesotans; don’t divide us

See our commentary on this here


American AgriculturalistCensky talks trade, taxes and regulations during Minnesota visit


Voice of AlexandriaDayton: Border Crossing Changes Will Hurt Minnesota


St. Cloud TimesWhat’s next for Capital One employees

US NewsCapital One Financial Cuts Include 130 Jobs in St. Cloud

St. Cloud TimesCapital One will eliminate 15% of its St. Cloud jobs

Rochester Post BulletinConstruction industry starts program to attract workers

St. Cloud TimesBid to lure Amazon? Sure. But brag? Not Minnesota

Business WireNearly Half of States Have Added Good Blue-Collar Jobs That Don’t Require Bachelor’s Degrees, Says New Georgetown University Research

Knox Radio: MN Construction Crunch

Hibbing Daily Tribune: The economics of dignity, how a tiered economy tears us apart

The GlobeMinn. DNR plans employment seminar for veterans

Star TribuneMinnesota’s unemployment hits 17-year low, but job growth is also slowing in the state

Twin Cities BusinessMN Unemployment Rate Improves to 3.3 Percent in October, a 17-Year Low

MPR NewsMinnesota jobless rate hit 17-year low in October, 3.3 percent

Eden Prairie NewsMinnesota unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 17 years


Asian American PressImmigrants in Minnesota: A demographic and economic profile

See our commentary on this here.


Star Tribune: Minnesota’s cabin getaway lifestyle could come under pressure from tax reform

Star Tribune: GOP tax plan adds up to big savings for Minnesota corporations

Star Tribune: Minnesota higher-education leaders raise alarms about GOP tax plan

See our commentary on this here, on the SALT deduction here, and on corporate tax here.

Enbridge 3

Duluth News TribuneLine 3 route threatens our water, lake properties, jobs

Duluth News TribuneDFLers divided; Republicans out in force for Line 3

Duluth News TribuneDon’t sacrifice environment for economic development

See our commentary on this here.

Economic Development

Wall Street JournalWhere Could Amazon Build a Second Headquarters?

Star Tribune: Twin Cities viewed as a long shot to attract new Amazon HQ

Duluth News TribuneLocal groups get $400,000 to help emerging businesses

Voice of AlexandriaDEED Awards Funding to Groups that Help Emerging Businesses

The GlobeNobles County could see economic boost from added broadband

Albert Lea TribuneALEAP embraces new local entrepreneurs

St. Cloud TimesState awards $169,000 grant to Geringhoff as it adds jobs

See our commentary on this here.


Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalBehind the deal: Why did Tesla buy Perbix? To build better factories

See our commentary on this here.

Super Bowl LII

Kare 11Vikings owner, NFL exec talk Super Bowl economics

Rochester Post BulletinNFL says Super Bowl will benefit Twin Cities’ image most

Economic growth

Rochester Post BulletinBankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota Chamber releases annual business benchmarks

See our commentary on this here.

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