Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 8/5/22

Labor market

KAAL TV: 2021 data shows SE Minnesota had highest percentage of job vacancies in state

KROC: SE Minnesota Sees Record Job Openings in 4th Quarter

Pioneer Press: Real World Economics: What gives with these great state jobless numbers?

Fillmore County Journal: Unemployment sinks again to another all-time low: 1.8% Last six months strong for Minnesota employment; Labor force participation rises again

WJON: New report shows record high job vacancies

Rochester Post Bulletin: Olmsted County eyes next generation employees with new summer program

Ag Week: Interest grows in temporary ag worker program; bill may open it up to more farms

State and local taxes and spending

CBS News: State officials highlight film, TV projects brought to Minnesota by production tax credit

KIMT 3: Minnesota state finances gets AAA rating

Detroit Lakes Online: Minnesota gets AAA rating from Moody’s for first time in nearly 20 years

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota film production tax credits draw more than $10 million in planned projects, DEED says

Axios: Rom-com, renovation show qualify for new Minnesota film tax credit, agency says

Owatonna People’s Press: Minnesota film tax credits are a waste of taxpayers’ money

Twin Cities Business: Six Film, TV Projects Awarded Minnesota Tax Credit

KNSI: Over 1,500 Area Small Businesses Helped by Pandemic Relief

Economic development

Wahepton Daily News: 10-year economic expansion plan unveiled in Minnesota

AM 1100: Gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen unveils “10 Point Greater Minnesota Prosperity Plan”

Duluth News Tribune: Republican Scott Jensen pitches streamlined farm permits, broadband buildout in ag plan

U.S. News: The Minnesota Microcosm: Why a Uniquely Successful State Is Worth Watching

Economic growth

Finance & Commerce: Hotels are bouncing back

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Lack of childcare throughout Minnesota keeps parents out of the workforce and depresses the economy

Star Tribune: With new federal aid, Minnesota chipmaker expects to speed up expansions

Fox 21: Duluth Tourism Tax Revenue Up 18.4% Year-To-Date

CBS News: Minnesotans already seeing benefits from movies, TV shows filming in state


Star Tribune: Minnesota’s child care crisis is government-made