Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 9/17/21

Economic development

Hometown Focus: Business, infrastructure, and trail projects receive economic development funding

Minn Post: The Iron Range may soon be home to one of the largest solar panel manufacturing facilities in the country


WCCO: 1.4 Million MN Workers Would Fall Under New Biden Administration’s COVID Vaccine Rule

The Center Square: Vaccine mandate leaves 4,800 Minnesota businesses scrambling

Minnesota Reformer: Biden vaccine mandate will apply to 4,800 Minnesota businesses

Star Tribune: What Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandate means for Minnesota businesses

State and local taxes and spending

Business North: Minnesota Received Historically Low Interest Rates During 2021 Bond Sale

Star Tribune: Minnesota pandemic tax refunds start arriving Monday

KROC: Minnesota sells bonds at record low rates

KIMT 3: Unemployment insurance, PPP loan forgiveness payments being issued

Economic growth

Pioneer Press: Walz launches new panel to chart rebuilding of Minnesota’s post-pandemic economy

Star Tribune: As Minnesota’s economic recovery zig-zags, Walz taps a council to drive growth

KAAL TV: Minnesota leaders to announce new economic council

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota Gov. Walz names business, civic leaders to new economic council

Labor market

Rochester Post Bulletin: Shortage of workers leaves a bad taste for Southeast Minnesota restaurants

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Adds 4,300 Jobs in August

Star Tribune: Wages are going up in Minnesota, and employers are hiring more teens amid a tight labor market

WDIO: Duluth leading state in job growth; Minnesota wages up $1/hour

Kare 11: Minnesota adds jobs in August as unemployment drops

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota kept adding jobs in August

KIMT 3: Job growth holds steady across Minnesota