Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 5/7/21

Economic growth

Star Tribune: Recovery is more visible as Q1 results at Minnesota companies emerge

Star Tribune: Twin Cities construction activity grows just 1% in March

Bemidji Pioneer: Rural Airbnb hosts in Minnesota have seen an upswing in profits since the start of the pandemic

Star Tribune: Where’s Minnesota’s economy headed?

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth waits to see if critical historic tax credit program will be extended, and for how long

The Globe: Weber supports $681 million tax relief bill

Brainerd Dispatch: Other Opinion: End distasteful tax on COVID-19 relief

Star Tribune: States see potential federal windfall, go slow on road taxes

St. Cloud Times: Historic tax credits make financial sense for Minnesota

Litchfield Independent Review: Commentary: What is politicians’ ‘fair share’ of someone’s income?

MPR News: Tax talks underway, but agreement hinges on larger deal


Brownfield Ag News: Minnesota farmers union working to protect farmer resources

Labor market

Star Tribune: Minnesota employers ramp up hiring, but some workers remain tentative

KSTP: Restaurants face worker shortage ahead of governor’s announcement on COVID-19 restrictions

Detroit Lakes Online: Abundant employment options at Detroit Lakes job fair

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