Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 7/19/19

State and local taxes and spending

KSTP‘Tonight Show’ received big state rebate for Super Bowl broadcast

International Falls JournalHow much would recreational marijuana be worth to Minnesota?

Grand Forks HeraldA taxing question: As Legacy Fund grows, some wish state income tax would go away

The NeighborBy the numbers: Minnesota ranks 34th highest for dependence on property taxes

Winona Post: Road-funding sales tax may continue

Labor market

Bemidji PioneerNTC sees expanded scholarship program as key recruiting tool

Fairmont SentinelMinnesota touts more hiring of veterans

KRFO: Minnesota firms still concerned about finding workers

Brainerd DispatchWalz signs bill creating increased protections for workers against wage theft

Pioneer PressMinnesota added 3,300 jobs in June, unemployment rate remained 3.3 percent

Star TribuneBus-driver shortage forces Minneapolis schools to start training program

Star TribuneMinnesota’s job market swings back, adds 3,300 jobs

KDUZ: MN adds 3,300 jobs in June

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota gained 3,300 jobs in June, unemployment steady; here’s who’s hiring and firing

KAALTVThousands of Jobs Added to MN in May and June

KSTPDEED: State adds 3,300 jobs in June

Fox 9Job fair hopes to fill 500 positions for Great Minnesota Get-Together

Economic development

Reading EagleMinnesota bets fiscal future on osteopathic medical school

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Anti-mining groups fear losing control

Business NorthRange communities increase efforts to boost tourism

Finance & CommerceMinnesota’s startup ecosystem

Economic growth

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinneapolis Federal Reserve and DEED find local professional service firms upbeat about 2020

KEYCDEED: Minnesota businesses expect stable 2020


KEYCMN Pork Producers urges congress to approve US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

Winona Daily NewsBankers: Trade war having negative effect on rural economies

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