Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 12/2/22

State and local taxes and spending

Pine and Lakes Echo Journal: Nisswa taxpayers likely to see 12% hike in city taxes

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: Tax increases in a time of inflation?

CBS News: Braham residents shocked to see enormous property tax hike

Rochester Post Bulletin: 10 things to know about Olmsted County’s proposed 2023 budget

WTIP: Some Cook County landowners see increase in property values, decrease in taxes

Pioneer Press: St. Paul to host final hearing on proposed 15 percent tax levy increase, 2023 budget

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth Public Schools property tax levy could rise as much as 2%

Marshall Independent: Tax environment No. 1 priority for MN Chamber

Star Tribune: Hermantown sales tax increase means investments in hockey, outdoor recreation

WDIO: People have angst over proposed property tax increases, coupled with higher valuations

KNSI: Lower-End Housing Gaining In Value Quickest, Affecting Property Taxes

KTTC: County tax rate decreases

Rochester Post Bulletin: Taxpayers voice concerns about proposed increases for 2023

Labor market

KROC: Rochester Area Unemployment Rate is Lowest Since June

KEYC: Mankato area has lowest unemployment rate in the nation, per BLS

The Center Square: Minnesota only Midwest state ranked in top 5 for job seekers

KRWC: Wright County Unemployment Remains Unchanged in October

Economic development

Finance & Commerce: Native American communities grow economic opportunities

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Outdoor recreation fuels our growth

The Center Square: Minnesota announces federal loan availability to spur automation in manufacturing

Star Tribune: State unveils program for businesses to use robots to address workforce shortages

Economic growth

Kare 11: Minnesota’s ethanol industry says a rail strike would have ‘catastrophic consequences’ locally