Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 7/9/21

State and local taxes and spending

Associated Press: Walz celebrates budget as House leaders credit ‘win-wins’

Southernminn.com: Legislature passes final budget bills

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s new budget includes major spending boost, but legislators keep a wary eye on the future

Fergus Falls Journal: Historic tax credit extended: FF RTC one of many benefactors

Minnesota Reformer: Legislative score card: Who won and who lost in $52 billion state budget

Stillwater Gazette: State Legislature passes tax bill to finish $52B budget

WDIO: Statewide film incentive may bring more movies to Minnesota

Economic development

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Be thankful for Line 3’s investment, impact

Minnesota Reformer: Sulfide mining advocates say they’ll deliver jobs, but how many?

Labor market

Star Tribune: Hoping for a post-COVID boom, Minnesota resorts face severe labor shortage

Associated Press: Tourists returning to Minnesota resorts but workers are not

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal: The Post-Pandemic Payroll

Economic growth

KTTC: New small businesses on the rise in Minnesota

Minn Post: Prices are higher for all kinds of goods in Minnesota lately. Is it a pandemic blip or permanent?

KNSI: St. Cloud Area, State of Minnesota See Bump in New Business Filings During Pandemic