Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/1/19

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota Indigenous Business Alliance helps American Indian entrepreneurs

Minn PostFunding rural broadband: A no-brainer for this legislative session

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Connecting qualified candidates with open jobs a worthy goal

Star TribuneMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes $30 million boost to local government aid

West Central Tribune‘Moonshot’ for rural broadband, local gov aid on Walz’s to-do list

State and local taxes

WatchdogBy the numbers: Minnesota ranked No. 43 in 2019 business climate index

Star TribuneTwin Cities accountants gear up for a possible ‘nightmare’ tax season

Prairie BusinessSales taxes: The way forward after Wayfair

Fox 9Gov. Walz won’t rule out tax hikes on businesses, alarming Republicans

Economic growth

Winona Daily NewsMidwest economy: January state-by-state glance

Star TribuneSurvey suggests solid economic growth ahead for Midwest

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