Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 7/13/18

Economic development

WatchdogStudy: Minnesota enjoying robust job market, but high taxes still seen as concern

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalUnitedHealthcare tops Target as Minnesota’s most valuable brand, study says

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota slips from Top 5 on CNBC’s ‘Top States for Business’ list

State and local taxes

Business NorthGrand Rapids plans local sales tax vote

Star Tribune: Med-tech trade group takes aim at device tax


Pioneer PressFriday Opinuendo: On trade, 58 grad parties attended, Minnesota road trips and more …

Labor market

Star TribuneConstruction firms band with developers, schools to attract more workers

Pioneer PressNine business owners give their thoughts on a $15 minimum wage in St. Paul

Business NorthMN Job Match: New Chamber-led platform innovates in matching employers, job-seekers with the right jobs, skills

Mesabi Daily News: New Chamber-led platform innovates matching employers, job-seekers

Economic growth

KRFO: Minnesota businesses still optimistic

MPR NewsSurvey: Minnesota business services firms bullish

Faribault Daily News: Minnesota businesses expect unchanged conditions for 2019


Minn PostLow soybean prices are bad for Minnesota’s soybean farmers. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad for Minnesota’s economy overall

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Duluth News TribuneStatewide View: Line 3 opponents put green alarmism above Minnesota’s future

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