Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 4/20/17


Duluth News TribuneMinnesota full of winners and losers in brewing trade war

The Virginian-PilotMinnesota’s largest export markets express support for NAFTA


Hibbing Daily Tribune: A billion reasons why Polymet debate misses the point

Economic development

Finance & CommerceProto Labs lands state aid for Brooklyn Park expansion

WatchdogReport: Minneapolis third best U.S. city for start-ups

Sun SailorThe arts have a multi-million dollar impact on Hopkins economy


White Bear PressTax reforms should keep taxes low

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Seize chance to right-size Minnesota taxes; Opportunity now is rare, chamber says

Labor market

WCCOHouse Debates Bill To Cap Tipped Workers’ Minimum Wage

MPR NewsLawmakers consider lower minimum wage for tip earners

Kare 11House aims to cut tipped workers’ minimum wage

Pioneer PressMinnesota House committee debates GOP’s tip credit proposal

Rochester Post BulletinHouse bill would cap tipped workers’ minimum wage

Twin Cities Daily PlanetSt. Paul Mayor Carter declares intention to push $15 minimum wage

Star TribuneMinnesota added 2,900 jobs in March as hiring slowdown continues

Pioneer PressMinnesota gains 2,900 jobs in March. Here is who is hiring

Finance & CommerceMN construction industry loses 1,000 jobs in March

Mankato Free PressEmployers add jobs; average pay jumps 10 percent

Economic growth

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalExecutives share their outlook on opportunities in the regional economy

Rochester Post BulletinApril rural bankers survey drops slightly in April

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