Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 4/23/21

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota film tax credit bills could bring movie, TV production boom to Northland

Valley News Live: MN House Democrats Pass Omnibus Transportation Bill Without Bipartisan Support

Winona Daily News: Our View: It’s time to end the border battle over taxes

Minn Post: Minnesota is still collecting a lot more revenue than expected; what that could mean for the Legislature

Owatonna People’s Press: Surprised by DFL’s plan to raise fees and taxes

MPR News: House OKs tax plan with breaks for some, hikes for others

Labor market

Detroit Lakes Online: Minnesota’s unemployment rate ticks down to 4.2% in March 

KDAL: Minnesota March Unemployment At 4.2%

Wadena Pioneer Journal: Help and hundreds of jobs are available to those looking

WJON: Restaurant industry’s latest challenge: staffing

KTOE: Worker shortages impacting bar and restaurant service

Economic growth

Rochester Post Bulletin: Our View: Chamber says small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19

Twin Cities Business: Does Unemployment Drive New Business?

Economic development

Twin Cities Business: Job Creators or Job Takers?

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