Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/2/19

Economic growth

High Plains JournalMid-America economy shows expansion in early summer

Star TribuneM&A deals just keep on coming in Minnesota, U.S., but fewer since 2015

Hometown FocusHospitality-related revenue continues trending upward

La Crosse TribuneSurvey suggests slower economic growth in Midwest, Plains

Star TribuneMinnesota, Midwest manufacturing growth slows to lowest level in 42 months

Labour market

Redwood Falls GazetteMinnesota adds 3,300 jobs in June

KROC: Unemployment trending higher in Rochester this summer

Minnesota DailyUniversity initiative helps create more than 1,000 jobs in North Minneapolis

Economic development

Star TribuneFossil-fuel projects will put Minnesota’s economy and environment at risk

Minn PostFossil fuel infrastructure affects Minnesota’s economy and environment

Alexandria Echo PressLearning through summer jobs: Teenagers taking advantage of multitude of openings

State and local taxes and spending

Fairmont SentinelFairmont eyes 16% levy hike

Minn PostMinnesota state agencies, local governments submit $5.3 billion in capital spending requests

White Bear PressGovernor aims for compromise in split state Legislature


Minn PostShould the state of Minnesota compensate farmers for buffer land?

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