Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 9/27/19

State and local taxes and spending

SW News MediaA closer look at Jordan Public Schools’ proposed tax levy

Brainerd DispatchReader Opinion: Taking our dollars

Park Rapids EnterpriseCounty sets 5.9 percent increase in preliminary levy

Owatonna People’s Press: Sen. John Jasinski: Touring Northeast Minnesota bonding projects

Albert Lea TribuneWhile school levy goes up, taxes are expected to decrease

West Central TribuneWillmar Schools’ property taxes likely to be slightly less for 2020

Pioneer Press: St. Paul prepares for possible $35 million tax hike. A lot depends on trash plan

Star TribuneSt. Paul City Council approves 22% ceiling on property tax hike

Alexandria Echo PressSchool’s preliminary tax levy: 0.9% decrease

Owatonna People’s PressSteele County set preliminary tax levy, budget for 2020

Austin Daily HeraldAustin Public School board approves to certify tax levy

Cook County News HeraldMinnesota counties and residents benefit from PILT payments

Star TribuneMinneapolis property owners will pay less for schools in 2020

Labor market

Aitkin AgeCareerForce comes to Aitkin County

Alexandria Echo PressState unemployment rate drops slightly

The GlobeCareerForce replaces Workforce Center in Worthington

Economic development

Star TribuneSBA makes awards to MHTA to stimulate small tech companies

Hibbing Daily Tribune: The graying of Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalBusinesses need to give back to help close the education gap

Star TribunePersistent age discrimination could stymie economic growth in Minnesota

Duluth News TribuneThe Memo: UMN report on the aging workforce, unemployment rates and more

Alexandria Echo PressCommentary: Great jobs without a four-year degree

Finance & CommerceBrooklyn Center incubator is being designed for immigrants

Alexandria Echo PressEcho Press Editorial: Prepare now for aging workforce

Economic growth

Owatonna People’s Press: Doug Loon: Manufacturing success at foundation of state’s economic vitality

Star TribuneDuluth tourism revenue on pace to set another record

Minn Post: Minnesota income growth slows

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