Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 9/13/19

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneMinnesota’s only solar panel manufacturer seeks IRRR loan to boost employment, production

Economic growth

Marshall IndependentMinnesota is less vulnerable to recession than some states

St. Cloud TimesQBR: Area economy growing more slowly as Electrolux closure approaches

Faribault Daily NewsMinnesota manufacturers still optimistic about economy, survey says

Hometwon Source: Rosemount’s ‘economy strong’


Duluth News Tribune‘We’re prepared to deliver’: Gov. Tim Walz to mend ties abroad as U.S.-China trade war escalates

KROC: International trade tensions impact Minnesota exports

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Notches $5.7 Billion in Exports for Q2

Labor market

Country MessengerChanging the story on careers in rural Minnesota

Star TribuneSkilled labor remains big issue for Minnesota employers

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News TribuneReader’s View: Tax burden driving retirees from MN

KTTCRochester City Council inches closer to setting a new tax levy maximum

Sun SailorWayzata Council approves preliminary 2020 property tax levy

Detroit Lakes OnlineCouncil approves preliminary tax levy of $5.75 million for 2020

The Center SquareMinnesota ranks 33rd lowest in state, local government GDP

MPR NewsDuluth unveils new sales-tax-funded street projects

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