Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 9/18/20


Pioneer Press: Minnesota exports fall 18 percent from the same time last year

Star TribuneMinnesota’s exports fall $1 billion in second quarter

Duluth News TribuneOur View: Minnesota stands to lose in any tariffs tussle with Canada

Economic growth

The Center SquareCovid-era economy in Minnesota ranked 9th best among 50 states

High Plains Journal: Rural Mainstreet Index inches up

Star TribunePandemic’s toll on tourism hits Duluth hard

St. Cloud TimesQBR: Area firms begin to dig out of deep hole

Knox News Radio: GF Business News

Rochester Post BulletinSteve Grove: DEED leads way to economic recovery


Star TribuneWhy fewer Minnesota dairy farmers are going out of business

Star TribuneEPA rejects quota reductions in victory for corn farmers, ethanol producers

Labor market

Redwood Falls GazetteMinnesota minimum wage rate to be adjusted in new year

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalBlack workers bear brunt of Covid’s job shock in Minnesota

Economic development

St Cloud TimesCan tech startups thrive in a recession? It’s been done before

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