Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 6/3/22

State and local taxes and spending

Rochester Post Bulletin: It was the largest proposed tax cut in Minnesota’s history. And it didn’t get done

Bemidji Now: Coalition of greater Minnesota cities says to expect higher property taxes with mnleg’s inaction

Albert Lea Tribune: Capitol Comments: Money burning in pockets is never a good thing

Pioneer Press: MN tax breaks, who knows? But here comes the campaign rhetoric

Axios: Minnesota tax credit for historic rehab projects in limbo

Labor market

Faribault Daily News: Local businesses continue to grapple with labor shortage

Star Tribune: Get a job or go to college? In Minnesota’s strong economy, choice becomes harder

Fillmore County Journal: Unemployment sinks to record low; labor force participation rises again Minnesota gains jobs for the seventh straight month; job growth again outpaces the nation

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Why hasn’t Minnesota recovered the jobs it lost early in the pandemic?

Grand Forks Herald: Minnesota, South Dakota among states with all-time low unemployment rates

KIMT 3: Tight labor market conditions for teenagers


Finance & Commerce: Walz signs $18.4M agriculture bill for drought relief

Economic development

The Center Square: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Has One of the Biggest High-Tech Industries in the Country

Star Tribune: State Capitol stalemate could risk federal infrastructure dollars


Star Tribune: Minnesota exports rose 13% in first months of the year

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Exports Up 13% In Year’s First Quarter

Minnesota News Network: MN exports now exceed pre-pandemic level