Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 2/9/17

Labor market

Digital JournalAccenture to Add 400 Technology Jobs in Minneapolis, Contributing to City’s Growing Tech Community

Star TribuneSt. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter walks into $15 minimum wage battle

Star TribuneMinnesota solar energy employment up almost 50 percent in 2017

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Economic growth

Minn PostHow Minnesota’s manufacturing executives feel about the year ahead

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Economic development

Echo PressPrinting plant to close in Long Prairie

The GlobeLuverne awarded $1.98 million DEED grant

Minnesota WatchdogAnalysis ranks Minnesota’s government workforce productivity fifth-best

Star TribuneCaisson Interventional plans expansion in Maple Grove, gets $360K in help from DEED

Twin Cities BusinessAccenture Wants to Create 400 Tech Jobs in Minneapolis, But Can it Overcome Industry’s Talent Supply Shortage?

Faribault Daily NewsGovernor’s Public Works proposal a smart investment in our future

Shakopee Valley NewsA more dynamic economy tops Minnesota’s agenda

Wadena Pioneer JournalStruggling to thrive: Wadena County remains among the poorest in the state

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalAquaponics venture Stars Hollow plans $12M project in Minnesota

Twin Cities BusinessHow Central Minnesota’s Economy, Population has Boomed Over the Last Few Decades

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Super Bowl LII

ForbesThanks To Taxes, Minnesota Could Be The Real Winner Of Super Bowl LII

Rochester Post BulletinAnswer Man: Putting the Super Bowl LII to rest

Rochester Post BulletinPB View: Pride of hosting Super Bowl involves dollars and more

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Duluth News TribuneOn Range, ironclad support for copper mining

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