Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 7/24/20

State and local taxes and spending

Pioneer PressMN small business relief grant winners selected from pool of 27,400 applicants

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota awards companies through grant relief program

KAALNo bonding bill agreement could hurt environment, raise local taxes

Labor market

Star TribuneHalf of Black workers in Minnesota have lost work during pandemic

Kare 11$600 unemployment benefit to end this week, here’s how it will impact the Minnesota economy

Duluth News TribuneSome Minnesota employers happy to see extra jobless benefits end

Morrison County RecordConnecting Minnesotans who need work with jobs in demand

WDIONorthland job figures show slight improvement

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota DEED chief Steve Grove on end of $600/week federal benefit: Aid, and jobs, are out there

St. James PlaindealerMinnesota’s unemployment rate falls to 8.6 percent in June

Economic development

Lonsdale Area News ReviewNew report highlights greater Minnesota’s ‘brain gain’

MPR NewsStudy: Your dollar goes further in rural Minnesota, if you can find a place to live

Economic growth

The TimberjayEconomists: Recovery from current recession could take years

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