Economic Development

Q&A: Tom Emmer

New congressman tackles economy, health care.

December 19, 2014

Job numbers improve after wage jump – but a biz group wants planned hikes halted

Minnesota’s largest pro-business advocacy group wants to nix the planned rises for the minimum wage before they even happen. And it comes at a time where the state is reporting some of its...

December 19, 2014

Commercial Real Estate: Building On New Optimism

The industrial market is the busiest commercial category, and office vacancy rates are dropping.

December 19, 2014

Minnesota's unemployment rate reaches lowest level since 2001

It’s been a long time since Minnesota’s jobless rate has been this low. New figures show the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in November – the lowest it’s been...

December 18, 2014

Opening of trade door may whet Cuba's appetite for Midwest farm goods

Agricultural businesses are among those cheering President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba. Twin Cities-based Cargill, one of the biggest food...

December 17, 2014

Southwest LRT

Did The Massive Federal Spending Bill Just Screw Up Funding For Southwest LRT?

In a word: maybe, thanks to a section in the recently-passed federal spending bill that has raised questions about the feds' share of the bill for the light rail project.

December 17, 2014

Bloomberg grant aims to bring better public services to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has $900,000 coming its way in each of the next three years and it’s the city’s residents who stand to gain the most. Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Monday that Minneapolis is...

December 15, 2014

Council

Tale Of Two Budget Hearings: Minneapolis' Council Meeting Marked By Controversy, St. Paul's By Speed

On Wednesday, both St. Paul and Minneapolis approved operating budgets and property tax levy increases for 2015 — though not without drama in the case of Minneapolis.

December 11, 2014

Reports: Economic Growth Next Year To Be Best In 10 Years

Minnesota jobless rate well below national average; new business filings nearing a record.

December 08, 2014

Here's why Minnesota was named one of the 'best-run' states

Average household income numbers and a low poverty rate helped propel Minnesota to the top tier of a new ranking that looks at the nation’s best-run states. The list, done by 24/7 Wall Street...

December 08, 2014

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